LISD convened the colloquium "Grand Strategy in the Emerging International System," October 28-30, 2005, in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein. The colloquium focused on the transformation of the international system following the collapse of Cold-War bipolarity and major international terror attacks which raised anew for all states, especially major powers, classic questions of grand strategy. Colloquium participants considered how within this context international actors must focus simultaneously on their position within the international system, evaluate systemic change, and focus on the particular opportunities and constraints generated by their domestic political systems.
This Liechtenstein Colloquium was also as a celebration of the work and career of Professor Robert G. Gilpin, Jr., the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Convened on the occasion of Robert Gilpin’s 75th birthday, the issues raised in the colloquium were of broad and enduring importance to the study of international relations, as has been the contribution of Robert Gilpin throughout his remarkable career as a scholar and mentor.