Robert Gilpin

This story originally appeared on the Princeton University website with the title "Robert George Gilpin Jr., expert on international political economy, dies at 87," by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications.


Afghanistan Pakistan border map

In a new LISD Commentary, "Does Trump's South Asia Strategy Trump the Taliban?," non-resident associate and Afghanistan expert Joseph Mohr* analyzes the connections between the Trump administration's new Afghanistan policies and proposed peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

Conference participants and speakers

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community co-sponsored a workshop, "Gender Inclusive Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence," on May 4, 2018, at Princeton University. The workshop was co-sponsored with the All Survivors Project and brought together academics, policy makers, and key UN and NGO actors to discuss the issue of sexual violence against males, and a framework for tangible measures that can be adopted to ensure a gender-inclusive and gender-competent approach to sexual violence in conflict.


Refugees seeking asylum via boat

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination hosted a lunch seminar on African migration within the continent and to Europe. Professor Loren Landau, Dr. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, and Hannah Postel presented a draft of their foresight reflection paper on “The Future of Mobility and Migration within and from Sub-Saharan Africa,” which was commissioned by the European Political Strategy Center (EPSC), a Directorate-General of the European Commission and formerly known as the Bureau of European Policy Advisers.

Refugees seeking asylum via boat

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination hosted two lunch seminars focusing on refugees and migration. The first seminar, "How Italy's Humanitarian Corridors Have Created Pathways to Protection in Europe," was held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, featuring guest speaker, Dr.

Group photo of student fellows outside Columbia University

Student Fellows in LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community presented their year-long research projects at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The presentations were made as part of an intensive Research Day with students of Professor Yasmine Ergas, Director of the Program in Gender and Human Rights of Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Group photo of meeting participants

During a recent Liechtenstein Colloquium, LCM, Security Retreat on “European Foreign and Security Challenges”  at the Augustinian Monastery of Saint Florian - the first of it’s kind - LISD convened a historic coin-de-feu/fireside conversation. For the first time in OSCE history, all chairmanships from 2014 to 2019 including Ukraine, Switzerland, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovakia were present to offer their special impressions on the Chairmanship and the challenges associated with it.

Meeting participants seated at the table

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LISD, convened its first Liechtenstein Colloquium, LCM, Security Retreat on “European Foreign and Security Challenges”  at the Augustinian Monastery of Saint Florian in Upper Austria from March 15-18, 2018.

The blue mosque in istanbul

In a new LISD Commentary, "Is Iran in the Process of Overextending Itself? Israel's Fear of a Super-Hezbollah," LISD non-resident associate Walter Posch analyzes the implications of the presence of pro-Iranian Shia militias in Syria both for relations between Iran and Israel, and for Iranian domestic politics.

Map of europe

In a new WWS News feature, LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber argues that the world is currently experiencing a "Renaissance of Self-Determination." Using recent self-determination votes in Catalonia, Iraq, Scotland, and Ukraine as examples of the resurgence of self-determination, Danspeckgruber argues, "Today we are confronted with a critical challenge: The global order as we have known it since 1945 doesn’t seem to work anymore; however, a new order isn’t established yet ... ‘Determine your destiny’ has obtained a powerful attraction again.” Yet, Danspeckgruber cautions, "a severe self