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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

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The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University hosted a High Tea and Open House to celebrate the start of the spring semester and LISD's newly renovated suite of offices on February 8, 2018.

Ambassador Hans Ulrich-Seidt speaking to meeting participants

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University warmly welcomes Ambassador Hans-Ulrich Seidt as a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at the Institute during the 2018 Spring Semester. While in residence at LISD, Amb. Seidt will hold several talks for students and faculty, as well as deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, February 27.

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Two LISD student fellows, Dina Chotrani ’18 and Caitlin Quinn '18, are among 10 Princeton University students selected to the 2018 cohort of the Woodrow Wilson School's Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI). Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies.

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A new report by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, “OSCE-LCM Results,” details key findings from several Liechtenstein Colloquia (LCM), and initiatives launched by LISD during the 2017 Austrian Chairmanship in Office (CiO) of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Professor Uwe Reinhardt

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 speaking from podium

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.

Professor Carles Boix

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.

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber speaking to conference participants

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.

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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.