Feb 27, 2020, 12:30 pm2:00 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
  • Open To Public
  • RSVP Required


Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a Crisis Diplomacy Luncheon Seminar on "75 Years of United Nations: The Importance of Rule of Law For Multilateralism" with Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall (Map Room). The seminar will be moderated by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute. To attend the event, all must RSVP to Kristen Cuzzo.

The seminar will address: 

  • Use of force challenges, i.e. art 51 and crime of aggression
  • Liechtenstein Initiative on Cyber
  • Disarmament challenges
  • Self-Determination

The luncheon talk opens the new series on 25 Years Prince of Liechtenstein Initiative on Self-Determination at Princeton University. The talk is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS), the Program on Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), and the Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). To learn more about Ambassador Wenaweser and his work, please review his bio and curriculum vitae. 


Amb. Christian Wenawesar

H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

Ambassador Christian Wenaweser has served as the Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York since 2002. He was also the former President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). From 2004 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression. Other previously held functions include: Vice-President of the 61st session of the UN General Assembly (2006-2007), Vice-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council Reform (2004-2005), Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the 1994 Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel (2003-2005), Chairman of the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee (2002). Previously, Mr. Wenaweser worked as Counselor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN and as diplomatic officer in the Office for Foreign Affairs in Liechtenstein. Mr. Wenaweser studied literature, languages, history and philosophy at Zurich University and diplomacy at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva.