Oct. 7, 2018

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a special seminar, divided in three interrelated modules.


The second module runs from Thursday to Saturday, October 18-20, 2018 and will address "Challenges and Crises in the OSCE Realm." The seminar program is located below and can be found here with information regarding speakers, discussants and seminar themes.  To attend the event or any of its public components, RSVP to Angella Sandford. The module is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the EU Program and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. 


Module 2 will feature:

Thursday, October 18

  • Public Workshop on "The Future of Migration within and from the African Continent: Effects for Europe” from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in 019 Bendheim Hall
  • Public Roundtable on "The Arctic and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative; The LISD 3+1 Silk Road Project” at 4:30 pm in 019 Bendheim Hall

Friday October 19

  • Luncheon Discussion on “Crises in Europe: the Balkans, Ukraine, Populism” at 12:30 pm in 019 Bendheim Hall


The seminar's student fellows were chosen through an application process on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All students are required complete brief assignments/commentary (ca 1,500 words) after each seminar and compose a 6,000-word final paper by end of Fall Semester. This work will be published in a forthcoming seminar publication. 


The seminar will discuss emerging security challenges from strategic developments, inter-state and intra-state perspectives, self-determination, climate and environmental issues, to migration and leadership challenges in the region spanning from Vancouver to Vladivostok. It will offer an overview about some of the key institutions in security and foreign relations in the Northern Hemisphere: the EU, the OSCE, and ASEAN. The seminar is divided into three modules and is co-sponsored by the EU Program and the Woodrow Wilson School:

(Module i.) The OSCE, The EU, ASEAN - The Institutions and Relevant Dimensions; Wednesday to Saturday, September 26-29, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, September 27.

(Module ii.) Challenges and Crises in the OSCE Realm: from Vancouver to Vladivostok; Thursday to Saturday, October 18-20, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, October 18.

(Module iii.) The Emerging Quadripartite Relationship: USA - EU/Europe – Russia - China; Thursday to Saturday, November 15-17, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, November 15.