You Can't Beat the System?: Destabilizing Factors and Crisis Diplomacy

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Event Time: 
12:00-1:30 p.m
Location: 
019 Bendheim Hall
Speakers: 
Amb. Hans-Ulrich Seidt
Event Type: 
Faculty/Student Only

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar, "You Can't Beat the System?: Destabilizing Factors and Crisis Diplomacy," on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in the LISD Map Room (019 Bendheim Hall). The guest speaker for the lunch is Amb. Hans-Ulrich Seidt who is currently in residence at LISD as a visiting senior practitioner. The lunch is open to Princeton University faculty and students only. To attend, RSVP to Angella Sandford.

Ambassador Hans-Ulrich Seidt has served most recently as Inspector General of the German Foreign Office. Seidt was Director General for Culture and Communication of the German Foreign Office from 2012 to 2014 and Germany’s ambassador to Korea from 2009 to 2012. He served as Germany’s ambassador to Afghanistan from 2006 to 2008. His diplomatic postings have included Moscow, Nairobi, Brussels NATO, and Washington, DC. During the Balkan wars Seidt served from 1994 to 1997 as deputy director of the Special Task Force Bosnia of the German government. Seidt studied law, history, and international relations at the universities of Tübingen, Geneva, Bonn, and at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris. He passed both legal state examinations and received a PhD in contemporary history and international relations from Bonn University. He taught international relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute at the Free University Berlin. Seidt is a member of the board and vice-chairman of the Dresden Cultural Foundation, a member of the board of the Swiss Afghanistan Institute/Bibliotheca Afghanica, and has received honorary doctorates from Valparaiso University (USA) and Chonnam National University (Gwangju, Korea).  

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