Topographic map of Afghanistan and neighboring countries.

The following piece appeared in an article by Die Presse titled, "Afghanistan am Abgrund kann Europa nicht egal sein." This translation was done by Karen M. Gallagher-Teske, research assistant at LISD for the GeoLab project. Title image is courtesy of Freytag & Berndt, Vienna, Austria.  


Wolfgang F. Danspeckgruber is the Founding Director of LISD.

Ebeye Island

In the fall of 2020, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) and the Liechtenstein Mission to the United Nations, New York, organized a series of seminars to discuss the consequences of sea-level rise for self-determination.

handbook cover

The Handbook on the Prevention and Resolution of Self-Determination Conflicts is the latest product of a long and fruitful collaboration between the Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, New York, and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University to assess the relationship of self-determination to conflict.

Naypyidaw, Myanmar checkpoint

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Join LISD as Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute and the first United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Professor Gary Bass discuss the recent coup that overthrew Myanmar's fragile democratic government.

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Join us to discuss the Biden administration's strategy for US-Russia relations and the challenges and opportunities presented in a changing global environment.

Robertson Fountain

Two LISD student fellows, Carson Maconga ’21 and Isra Thange ‘22, are among 12 Princeton University students selected to the 2021 cohort of the Woodrow Wilson School's Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI). Maconga and Thange are both undergraduate fellows with LISD’s Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) seminar during the 2020-21 academic year.

Minneapolis, Minnesot election site

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In 2016, Russia’s information influence campaign against the U.S. presidential election alerted policymakers and security officials in Western democracies to a grave new threat. Targeted cyber intrusions and online disinformation amplified across social media could influence voter preferences, undermine political candidates, and damage trust in electoral processes.

Right-wing nationalist populism has swept the transatlantic world in the last decade, as populist leaders, causes, and parties — Brexit in the United Kingdom, Donald Trump in the United States, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, and others — rose to levels of power not seen in Europe since the Second World War, and questioned what many saw as fundamental tenets of the transatlantic order.

Erich Leitenberger. Photo Credit: Richard Trenner.

Professor Erich Leitenberger, a pioneer of the ecumenical movement and a deeply valued Non-Resident Fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) for over 10 years and an active participant in the LISD’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR), died in his home in Vienna, Austria on January 18, 2021. He was 76.


Statue of Robert E. Lee

A new Working Paper from the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) titled, "Deep Unreconciliation" by James Gow and Rana Ibrahem frames the struggle over Confederate statues as part of an unreconciled US civil war and explores how the legacy of the unfinished business fortified a narrative of Southern redemption that persists today. Opinions expressed in this and all Working Papers are those of the authors.