Research Assistants | Student Associates | Student Fellows | Student-Alumni Engagement
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination offers a variety of opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students across Princeton University's student body. Princeton University graduate and undergraduate students are involved with all aspects of LISD projects, from planning meetings and conferences to participating in diplomatic discussions and serving as research assistants. Student involvement in Institute projects as well as courses taught at Princeton University by LISD faculty are central to the Institute’s commitment to prepare the students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Opportunities for students at LISD include:
- Student Fellowships
- Student Associates
- Research Assistants
- Student-Alumni Engagement
To learn more about opportunities for students at LISD, please email Executive Director, Nadia Crisan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judy Koo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and has studied in the U.S. since high school. At Princeton, she is a member of the Class of 2021 in School of Public and International Affairs, pursuing a certificate in East Asian Studies. Her research interests revolve around international relations in northeast Asia, including security, trade, and cultural cooperation as well as conflict. Currently, she is working on my thesis examining the ROK-Japan bilateral relation, focusing on the Korean perspective.
- The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR), now entering its 14th year, is a weekly seminar co-taught and co-founded by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and Reverend Paul Brandeis Raushenbush with the objective of fostering an interdisciplinary and interreligious exchange among students, scholars, and policy practitioners on important global issues. The theme for PORDIR XIV is The 2020 Crisis: Populism, Pandemic, and Inequality. The fellowship is open to Princeton graduate and undergraduate students.
- The project on Gender in the Global Community examines the functioning of gendered structures and norms in the international system, focusing especially on security, human rights, economic activity, and institution building. The project's research agenda and related activities work to bring a gendered lens of analysis to key issues and challenges in the international system, with a particular focus on women’s empowerment as leaders, as economic actors, and as equal citizens in the global community. The project is currently engaged with four key sub-projects: Conflict Related Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence, Global Women’s Work, Women, Peace and Security, and Children and Armed Conflict. In 2017, the project began a student fellows program, and welcomed its third cohort of student fellows in the fall of 2019. The fellowship is open to Princeton graduate and undergraduate students.
The Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) is a year-long interactive seminar, led by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of LISD, which affords students fellows the opportunity to participate in in-depth discussion on select issues critical for contemporary diplomacy and security with eminent experts and representatives in an interdisciplinary and interactive virtual venue. The GDSC will explore conceptual dimensions like perception, predictability, realpolitik, trust, leadership, strategy, sphere of influence, sovereignty and self-determination; focus on geo-strategic developments and crises in regions like the Arctic, EurAsia, the Mediterranean, the wider Middle East, the Caucasus, Central and South Asia, North East Asia; and deal specifically with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the United Nations (UN). The seminar will analyze critical global challenges, such as the SARS2 Covid-19 Pandemic, inequality, the environmental challenges; as well as the role of media, and new technologies. The fellowship is open to Princeton graduate and undergraduate students.
- Through most LISD projects, alumni often remain involved in the multitude of events and international conferences hosted by the institute's staff and researchers. Through this, graduate and undergraduate students are able to engage directly with Princeton alumni in a uniquely engaging and dynamic spirit and through the existing fabric of LISD alumni. To learn more about LISD alumni and what they do, please visit our alumni page.