Mission Statement

Encyclopedia Princetoniensis aims to facilitate both the analysis of self-determination conflicts and the implementation of innovative solutions, targeting academic audiences as well as diplomats, policymakers, mediators, and claimant groups.

Unlike other resources, the Encyclopedia strives:

  • To be multicultural in design and implementation, consciously avoiding culturally-specific biases;
  • To be globally accessible in real time, with internet access and translations into local languages;
  • To facilitate education and networking among researchers, students, and institutions;
  • To be an anticipatory tool of conflict resolution, with direct impact on conflict resolution processes.


International Advisory Board

Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein; Schloss Vaduz

Wolfgang F. Danspeckgruber, LISD Founder and Director, Princeton University; Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia Princetoniensis

Carlos Iván Degregori †, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

Mick Dodson, Director, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Australian National University

Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Professor, Department of Global and International Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara

James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security and Co-Director, International Peace and Security Programme, King's College, London

Jeffrey I. Herbst, President, Colgate University

Atul Kohli, David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Maivân Clech Lâm, Professor of Law; Associate Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, City University of New York

Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science; Director, Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania

Amb. Hisashi Owada, Judge, International Court of Justice, The Hague

Alan Ryan, Warden, New College, Oxford University

Amin Saikal, Professor of Political Science; Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University

Sir Arthur Watts †, former Legal Advisor, Foreign Office, London

Amb. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, New York

Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham

Deborah Yashar, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Director, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University

† Former member of board



Wolfgang F. Danspeckgruber, LL.D., Ph.D., is the founding director of LISD and a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the founder and chairman of the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs, a private diplomacy forum that has engaged with Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and Iran. He has served as a consultant to the governments of Austria and Liechtenstein, to institutions and corporations in the USA, and has been on fact-finding missions throughout the Balkans and Turkey. Danspeckgruber is a member of several boards and organizations, including the American Political Science Association and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. His areas of research interest include sovereignty, autonomy, regions, borders, and integration. Danspeckgruber's many published articles deal with issues of self-determination, permanent neutrality, European security, and the international system. In 2001, he edited The Self-Determination of Peoples: Community, Nation and State in an Interdependent World.

Trisha Barney, Managing Editor is the Institute Manager at LISD.

Anne-Marie Gardnerformer Executive Editor, Encyclopedia Princetoniensis, LISD, Princeton University



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