Sept. 11, 2019


The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 PORDIR fellows. Currently enrolled Princeton Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. The theme for PORDIR XIII is Religion, Policy and the Global Environmental Crisis. The 2019-20 PORDIR workshop will focus on the interplay among religious beliefs, critical organizations and actors, environmental policy and interstate politics.

PORDIR Fellows are chosen from a variety of academic backgrounds, programs and departments. Ideal candidates will have particular interest and experience in the area of religion, environmental policy and international relations.  Obligatory meetings are held bi-weekly over lunch throughout the academic year. Each meeting features distinguished scholars, diplomatic practitioners, and religious leaders who share their expertise and lead discussion. In the spring semester, PORDIR Fellows will pursue independent, intellectually rigorous research on a subject of their choice resulting in a 4,000-word paper and presentation to the PORDIR cohort. Selected fellows will receive funding to present at the International PORDIR Colloquium in June 2020. Past PORDIR colloquiums have been held in Vienna, Lisbon, Prague, Rome and Jerusalem.

Applications are due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 by 5:00pm. Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than Monday, September 30. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2 from 12:00-1:20 in Bendheim Hall, Room 19 (LISD Map Room).

For inquiries about the program and to submit your application, please contact Rana Ibrahem.


PORDIR students in Jerusalem

PORDIR fellows in conversation in Jerusalem during annual colloquium, June 2019