Group photo of student fellows in Lisbon

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) convened its ninth annual colloquium from June 2-5, 2016, at the Universidade Católica Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugal.

A new report by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, "Emerging European Security Challenges," assesses three contemporary issues impacting security in Europe, how they are interconnected, and the effects of this in a broader regional context. The report is based on outcomes from discussions started at a colloquium convened in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, on November 12-15, 2015.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination has collaborated with the journal Ethnopolitics to compile a peer-review book based on the workshop, "The Perils and Promises of Self-Determination in the Twenty-First Century," convened by LISD in April 2014.

In a new LISD commentary, "The Fourteen Explanatory Points of President Vladimir Putin’s Syria Action," LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber assesses the motivations behind President Vladimir Putin's recent interventions in Syria. Danspeckgruber argues that Putin "clearly perceives the various domestic and international benefits outweighing the potential costs of the current Syria operation," and analyzes fourteen reasons why this is so. 

About the Author:

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Emerging European Security Challenges,” in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, on November 12-15, 2015. The colloquium brought together senior governmental representatives, academics, policy-makers, diplomats, and representatives of civil society and NGOs to discuss contemporary issues of security in Europe and the interconnecting crises in the broader regional context.

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) has selected nineteen 2015-16 Fellows in Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations through a competitive application process. PORDIR fellows participate in weekly lunch seminars, conduct original research, and participate PORDIR's annual colloquium. The theme for this year's PORDIR program is "Religion and Strategy."

About the Fellows:

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is launching a new initiative to deepen analysis of contemporary problems by connecting the research of our undergraduate and graduate student associates, Princeton faculty, and outside LISD experts, alumni, and non-resident associates. Interested participants should contact Julia Tréhucoordinator and liaison for the Research Group initiative.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) is now accepting applications for 2015-2016 student fellows. The theme for this year’s fellowship is “Religion and Strategy.” Fellows will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications should be submitted to Angella Matheney in 010 Bendheim Hall by Monday, October 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

A new policy report, "Addressing Child Protection in Conflict Mediation" outlines strategies and actions that can be taken to promote child protection in peace processes. The report is the result of ongoing discussions started at a workshop co-sponsored by LISD and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, with support from the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, held at the Princeton Club of New York in July 2014.

Conference speakers at head table in front of Gartenpalais in Liechtenstein

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination hosted the colloquium, "The Congress of Vienna, 1815/2015/2115: Analyses, Perspectives, Projections," in Vienna, Austria at the Gartenpalais Liechtenstein, June 7-8, 2015. The colloquium was convened under the auspices of LISD, The House of Liechtenstein, and the Federal Chancellery of Austria, in cooperation with the Wiener Zeitung and the European Forum Alpbach.