Executive Director
Office Phone
016 Bendheim Hall
Office Hours
Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm



Nadia Crisan joined Princeton University in March 2020 as Executive Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD)—to run the institute in tandem with faculty director Professor Andrew Moravcsik. She manages a comprehensive portfolio ranging from LISD’s administration and personnel issues, communications, and research to budget and financial management—and advises on substantive projects. Prior to joining Princeton University, Ms. Crisan served for 13 years as Senior Vice President of International Government Affairs at a major U.S. law firm with responsibility for negotiating large transactions and providing strategic advice to private and public investors across the globe. She is a former diplomat who served in Washington for 4 years, focusing primarily on transatlantic security and economic policy matters. She earned her master's degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and taught international relations in the U.S., Europe and South America. She is also a foreign policy analyst and commentator, with a particular emphasis on Central and Eastern European affairs. In 2022, Nadia started the International Policy Associates Program, an experiential learning initiative for students who plan to pursue careers in foreign policy and international business.