Andrew Moravcsik

Dear Students,

I am writing as the new director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton to invite you to consider becoming one of our select Undergraduate Fellows. An institute connected with the School of Public and International Affairs, LISD supports events, classes, research, and publications about matters relating to self-determination in a globalizing world. We define self-determination broadly to include topics pertaining to the role of self-governance, sovereignty, security, diversity and diplomacy involving national, international and nonstate actors.

As you can see from our website, LISD activities are diverse: just a few of our ongoing projects include working with UN diplomats to address the impact of climate change on vulnerable states, managing a real-time database of political violence in the US, studying historical legacies that divide Americans from one another, hosting top leaders from the European Union at Princeton, studying the impact of extreme-right populism on foreign policy, and sponsoring an undergraduate seminar on identity and world politics that meets in a different global city each year. LISD makes a special effort to involve undergraduate students in its projects and to connect them with experts, practitioners, and resources. As part of that effort, we are currently building a core group of undergraduate and MPA students actively involved with LISD to attend events, provide feedback on programming, and serve as ambassadors to the larger student community.

In addition to participation in LISD events and getting to work with other students with similar interests, students in this core group enjoy privileged access to visitors and professors, guidance with career concerns from our global network, assistance with thesis and other research, opportunities for research assistantships, LISD-sponsored international travel, opportunities to publish research, and a chance to help determine our programming.

If you might be interested, please contact our Student Ambassador, Carson Maconga ’22, at [email protected] to learn more about LISD. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events.


Prof. Andrew Moravcsik

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton