Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, presented a public lecture, "A Resolvable Frozen Conflict?: The Domestic and International Politics of Self-Determination in Moldova and Transnistria," on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The lecture was the second in the 2010-2011 series, "Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination," held as part of LISD's 10th anniversary celebration events.
Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham. He specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges and has extensively written on ethnic conflict, international conflict management and state-building. Among his twelve books to date are Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective (Oxford University Press 2006, 2nd ed. 2007), Institutions for the Management of Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe (Council of Europe 2008, with Marc Weller), and Ethnic Conflict: Causes-Consequences-Responses (Polity 2009, with Karl Cordell). Wolff is the founding editor of the journal Ethnopolitics and an associate editor of Civil Wars. He is frequently consulting to governments and international organisations on conflict resolution issues, especially on questions of negotiation strategy and constitutional design. He is currently working in an advisory capacity on the Transnistria conflict in Moldova. Wolff is a graduate of the University of Leipzig, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.