Announcements

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at the University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a long-standing Faculty Associate of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, passed away on November 13, 2017, following an illness. He was 80 years old.

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, will deliver the opening address at the conference, "Self-Determination in the 21st Century: Comparative and International Perspectives," to be convened by the Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples and National Independence (IRAI) in Montreal, Quebec, on November 10, 2017.

In a new LISD commentary, “Catalonia, In Search of Political Guarantees: The Referendum of October 1, 2017," LISD Faculty Associate Carles Boix provides historical context for the October 2017 Catalonia referendum, and analyzes the future of relations between Spain and Catalonia. "[I]n this relationship," Boix asserts, "neither side is genuinely free.

In a new LISD commentary “Self-Determination in Our Times: A Brief Re-Assessment," LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber contextualizes today's self-determination crises and offers key points for how to effectively deal with a self-determination crisis.

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) has selected 17 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students as 2017-18 student fellows. The fellows were selected through a competitive application process. The fellows are: Reva Abrol, Lieutenant Johnathan Falcone, Jonathan Haynes, Marina Finley, Iskandar Haykel, Peter Koczanski, Casey Li, Abyssinia Lissanu, Rebekah Ninan, Caitlin Quinn, Jocelyn Reckford, Alejandro Roig, Alonso Soto, Michael Smerconish, Alexandra Veyne, Cara Yi, and Shafaq Khan.

The Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) has selected 15 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students as 2017-18 student fellows. The fellows were selected through a competitive application process. The fellows are: Reva Abrol, Jack Aiello, Maya Aronoff, Dina Chotrani, Isabel DoCampo, Cassandra Emmons, Anita Gupta, Melanie Ho, Kasia Kalinowska, Matthew Kritz, Rebekah Ninan, Caitlin Quinn, Sarah Sakha, Ana Cristina Alonso Soria, and Angela Wu.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a private colloquium on “China in Europe: Chinese Interests from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” in Triesenberg, Principality of Liechtenstein, on August 17-20, 2017. The meeting brought together senior governmental officials, think tank representatives, academics, diplomats and civil society representatives from China, the European Union, EurAsia, and the United States.

In a new LISD commentary “Kurdistan and Its Referendum,” Walter Posch of the National Defence Academy in Vienna analyzes the potential outcomes of the upcoming September 25 referendum on the independence of Kurdistan.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Crisis Cataloging, Evaluation and Prioritization (CCEP),” in Triesenberg, Principality of Liechtenstein, on August 22-24, 2017. The meeting brought together representatives of the OSCE, senior governmental officials, think tank representatives, academics, policy makers, diplomats and civil society representatives.