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Grand Strategy and Self-Determination - 20th Liechtenstein Colloquium

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the U.N.; Amb Hans-Ulrich Seidt, German ambassador to Seoul; H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II, the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, will deliver the keynote address.
Sponsor: 

This event is co-sponsored by Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for International Security Studies.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD), which is based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will host an international Colloquium titled, “Grand Strategy and Self-Determination,” on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The all-day event, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will mark the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the Liechtenstein Initiative for the Study of Self-Determination at Princeton University. The event will feature Ambassadors from 10 states including Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations; Amb Hans-Ulrich Seidt, German ambassador to Seoul; along with noted scholars like Prof. Ali Ansari from St. Andrews University and Prof William Maley from ANU, Canberra, and United States military representatives. H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II, the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, will deliver the keynote address.

While (humanitarian) crises and conflicts such as the war in Syria, the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, Ebola, and the conflict in Ukraine grab our (short-term) attention, the number and severity of simultaneous conflicts suggest the possibility of broader and deeper problems in this interdependent and real-time interactive international system.

“Grand Strategy and Self-Determination” will examine these problems and address a broad span of issues including grand strategy from military, strategic and policy perspectives; as well as current strategic challenges, critical issues of self-determination and the role of “soft power”.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for International Security Studies.