Oct 13, 2016, 6:00 pm6:00 pm
012 Bendheim Hall
  • RSVP Required
  • Faculty/Student Only



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a discussion, "Love trumps Frear: Existential Brainstorming on Human Needs, Creeds, and Greed," on Thursday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Uriel Abulof, associate professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University and a non-resident associate with LISD, will lead the discussion, with comment by LISD Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. To attend the discussion, RSVP to Angella Matheney.

Uriel Abulof is currently an associate professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University and a non-resident associate with LISD. He received his PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was subsequently a Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at NYU and Princeton University. Abulof studies and has published extensively on political legitimation and violence, focusing on nationalism, democratization, revolutions and ethnic conflicts in, and beyond, the Middle East. Abulof's first book, Living on the Edge: The Existential Uncertainty of Zionism (Haifa University Press) received Israel’s best academic book award (Bahat Prize), and he recently published his second book, The Mortality and Morality of Nations (Cambridge University Press, 2015)Abulof is also the co-editor of Self-Determination in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2016).

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber is the Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University and has been teaching on issues of state, security, self-determination, and diplomacy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics since 1988. He is also founder and chair of the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs, LCM, a private international diplomacy forum. Danspeckgruber researches, writes and teaches on the theory and practice of international diplomacy, private diplomacy, and crisis diplomacy; on leadership; on the European Union; on security and state building issues in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the wider Middle East; and on issues concerning religion and diplomacy. Since 2001 he has frequently visited Afghanistan, China, Russia and several other states in Central Asia and the Caucasus; Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and states in the Middle East; and has been involved in related private diplomacy. During the 1990s, Danspeckgruber participated in private diplomacy in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus, and has also worked with the Ahtisaari Team and the EU Special Representative on the status of Kosovo. His fact-finding missions lead into Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Yugoslavia/Serbia and Turkey. From 2008 to 2010 during Austria's Membership in the United Nations Security Council he served as advisor to the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations. He also has advised the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations.