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Natives at Princeton (NAP) with the help of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and other Princeton University departments[1] successfully convened the first Ivy Native Conference to be held on the Princeton University campus on April 8, 2017. This event was the culmination of two years of development efforts to rebuild the Native student group at Princeton University into a vibrant organization. NAP members come from a diverse and engaging group of Princeton students.

A new LISD policy report, "Priorities for the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda," addresses how the United Nations can better implement its Children and Armed Conflict agenda.

In a new LISD commentary “Potemkin's Refugee Policy,” researcher Georg Gassauer uses the first anniversary of the EU-Turkey Statement (EUTS) to review the European refugee response. Drawing on extensive field research conducted along the 2,500 kilometer Balkan route from Vienna to the Syrian border, the commentary discusses how a politics of appeasement towards an increasingly aggressive Turkey has created a relationship of dependence between the EU and Turkey.

OSCE Flags in front of building

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) will serve as an advisor and co-chair of special academic programs to the Austrian Chairmanship in Office (CiO) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017.

In the latest LISD White Paper, "Europe Today and What's Next," LISD non-resident associate Hannes Androsch analyzes the present and future of European cooperation from political, economic, and security perspectives.

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber speaking to conference participants

In the latest LISD commentary, "A Triad of Principles for Today's Global State: An Attempt at Reasoning," LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber discusses the emergence of a new international order, framed by a “global actors system” including states and non-state actors, individual actors, and corporations, rather than strictly by an “international system” with mainly states and nations as the key actors.

Students seated at conference table

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) has selected twenty 2016-17 Fellows in Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations through a competitive application process. PORDIR fellows participate in weekly lunch seminars, conduct original research, and participate PORDIR's annual colloquium. The theme for this year's PORDIR program is "Religion and Empire."

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A report including recommendations from LISD's March 2016 co-sponsored workshop, "Models of Self-Governance as Tools to Promote Peace and Stability in Europe," has been issued as UN document A/70/955-S/2016/547.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the NGO Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict convened a workshop, "Addressing Child Protection in Conflict Mediation," on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Princeton Club of New York. This was the second LISD-Watchlist workshop focusing specifically on promoting child protection in conflict mediation.