GDSC Seminar on "Elections and their Supervision" with William Maley

Event Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020
Event Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Videoconference
Prof. William Maley
Event Type: 
RSVP Required
Faculty/Student Only
Prof. William Maley
Professor William Maley

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) will host a special session on "Elections and their Supervision: An Introduction" with Prof. William Maley, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University. The address is part of the Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC), a yearlong interactive seminar for graduate and undergraduate students. Prof. William Maley will address students in a private forum to challenges of successful election supervision and the practice of election monitoring globally. The discussion will explore the standards by which the international community of election observers conduct a close analysis of elections globally.   


Professor William Maley is Professor in the Department of International Relations. Previously he was the Foundation Director (2003-2014) of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. He taught for many years in the School of Politics, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. He is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Vice-President of the Refugee Council of Australia, and a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect, and of the International Advisory Board of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. In 2002, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).

The session is open to Princeton University faculty and students only. To attend, please RSVP to Ms. Kristen Cuzzo at kcuzzo@princeton.eduOnly those that have registered will receive link to participate.

The Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) is a year-long interactive seminar led by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of LISD, which affords participating students the opportunity to participate in in-depth discussion on select issues critical for contemporary diplomacy and security with eminent experts and representatives in an interdisciplinary and interactive virtual venue. The GDSC will explore conceptual dimensions like perception, predictability, realpolitik, trust, leadership, strategy, sphere of influence, sovereignty and self-determination; focus on geo-strategic developments and crises in regions like the Arctic, Eurasia, the Mediterranean, the wider Middle East, the Caucasus, Central and South Asia, North East Asia; and deal specifically with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the United Nations (UN). The seminar will analyze critical global challenges, such as the SARS2 Covid-19 Pandemic, inequality, the environmental challenges; as well as the role of media, and new technologies. 

Participating students, the GDSC Fellows, are expected to register for the entire academic year 2020/21 and are expected to attend all sessions. Special arrangements will be made so that the Fellows will have additional time with speakers to discuss their interests in a more private forum. Fellows are required to attend all sessions, complete one brief assignment/commentary (approx. 3,000 words) at the end of the Fall Semester and compose an approx. 6,000-word final paper by end of the Spring Semester, 2021. Of those final papers, the research papers which meet the criteria of completion will be presented at an international meeting, anticipated to be held abroad in the summer of 2021.


For all inquiries about the program and to submit your application, please contact Ms. Kristen Cuzzo at To apply, please email Ms. Cuzzo your (a) name, (b) class year, (c) intended concentration, (d) a few lines about previous work, as it pertains to the seminar theme, (e) independent research interests, and (f) reason for wanting to participate.