In a new LISD White Paper, "Drones for Peace," LISD non-resident associate, Michael P. Kreuzer, analyzes potenital dual-use capabilities of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs), commonly referred to as "drones." Focusing on the example of possible roles and capabilities in the conflict in and around Syria, Kreuzer discusses traditional military and security uses of RPAs, as well as possible humanitarian ones.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is currently accepting applications for pre- and post-doctoral residencies, and for volunteer positions with the Institute's Student Associates Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. LISD seeks residency applications from pre- and post-doctoral applicants who have independent funding and whose research is applicable to any of the Institute's current projects.

Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Thursday, October 2, by 5:00 p.m. to Angella Matheney.

The Liechtenstein Institute's Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) is now accepting applications for 2014-2015 student fellows. The theme for this year’s fellowship is Religion and Violence.

In conjunction with ongoing work focusing on the unfolding situation in Ukraine, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University sponsored a visit, private discussion, and public lecture at Princeton University on Friday, September 19, 2014, by HE Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Minister Klimkin fielded questions from students, faculty, and community members during a discussion session at Prospect House, before delivering a public lecture with additional Q&A in Dodds Auditorium.

In a new LISD commentary, "Referendum,"  Dr. Matt Qvortrup, using the forthcoming Scottish independence vote and the recent referendum in Ukraine as examples, analyzes how the referendum provides a mechanism for resolving territorial disputes through democratic means but asserts that without an agreed legal framework referendums can also exacerbate ethnic conflict.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) convened its sixth annual colloquium from June 19-21 2014, at the Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna, Austria, with the theme of "Religion and Revolution.” Previous PORDIR conferences have focused on religion, crisis, and the situation of women and the next generation (2013), religion and self-determination (2011), religion in crisis diplomacy (2010), religion in development (2009), and the influence of religion and religious beliefs in the conduct of international diplo

A new policy report, "The Crisis in Syria" outlines diplomatic missteps, critical objectives, and recommendations related to the ongoing crisis in Syria.

A new policy report, "Strengthening Implementation of the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda" addresses the role of the United Nations in protecting children in areas of armed conflict. The report has been issued as official UN General Assembly and Security Council document A/68/750-S/2014/91.

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) has selected eighteen 2013-14 Fellows in Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations through a competitive application process. The fellows are: Ruwa Alhayek, Yasmin Dagne, Alex El-Fakir, Rupert Elderkin, Jesse Fleck, Alessandra L. González, Sharan Grewal, Tucker Jones, Jean Lee, Vanessa Mosoti, Mia Rifai, Candace Rondeaux, Pat Rounds, Brandon Scott, Jenna Spitzer, Ben Taub, Douglas Wallack, and Rachel Webb.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is currently accepting applications from current Princeton University students for paid internship positions and for volunteer positions with the Institute's Student Associates Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. LISD seeks applicants to participate as part of an active and committed team of Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students who support LISD's projects and initiatives.

Student Interns (paid)