Announcements

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.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Student Fellows Program. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply. The theme for this year’s fellowship is “Gender, Law, and Security,” and fellows will be selected through a competitive application process.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is helping to support the Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University (PTI) by providing two fellowships to support PTI's growth and development for the 2017-18 academic year. LISD will be providing fellowship support to PTI student volunteers, Angela Radulescu (Psychology/Neuroscience) and Matthew King (Molecular Biology). 

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University convened the 10th annual colloquium for the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 8-10, 2017. This year’s program theme was “Religion and Empire.” Univerzita Karlova, the oldest extant Central European university, founded in 1348, hosted the meeting attended by PORDIR fellows, Princeton University resident scholars, and LISD associates. LISD Founding Director, Dr. Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, chaired the event.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Religion, Values, and Spirituality: The Impact on Diplomacy and Security,” in Vienna, Austria, at the City Palais Liechtenstein, on June 4-6, 2017. The colloquium was convened in honor of the10th Anniversary of LISD’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR), and in cooperation with ProOriente Wien.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University co-sponsored a two-day academic conference on the topic of “connectivity” with the OSCE 2017 Austrian Chairmanship in Linz, Austria, Monday, Tuesday, 15-16 May, 2017.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination supported the Annual Woodrow Wilson School Service Auction with a cookout for WWS students and their guests at the home of LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and Dr. Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber in April.

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Rebuilding Trust: Interaction, Dialogue, Crisis Management” in Vienna, Austria, at the Garden Palais Liechtenstein, on May 11-13, 2017. The colloquium was convened in cooperation with the 2017 Austrian Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University co-sponsored the inaugural US-China Global Governance Forum, April 5-9, 2017, on the Princeton University campus. Organized by the student-led Princeton US-China Coalition, the forum presented an platform for students from the US and China to interact with reputed faculty and government leaders, formulate joint solutions in response to modern-day policy challenges, speak candidly with each other about political and ethical topics, and develop personal relationships to foster longer-term exchange.