GDSC Seminar on "America and the World - Reflections" with Joschka Fischer, Nina Khrushcheva, and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

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Date & Time Nov 13 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Virtual
Joschka Fischer
Nina Khrushcheva
Wolfgang Danspeckgruber
Audience Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) will host a special public session on Friday, November 13, at 12:00 pm Noon (Eastern Time) on “America and the World - Reflections" with Joschka Fischer, Former German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister; former Chair of the German Greens; Prof. Nina Khrushcheva, Moscow and the New School, New York; (Dr. Khrushcheva is the Granddaughter of the late Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier/Secretary General of the CPSU/ Communist Party of the Soviet Union; and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of LISD. The discussion is also part of the Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC), a yearlong interactive seminar for graduate and undergraduate students. Nina Khrushcheva, Joschka Fischer, and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber will address issues and consequences of the American Presidential Elections for Europe, Russia, and the emerging global actors system.

The event is open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to Ms. Kristen Cuzzo at Only those that have registered will receive link to participate.

About the Speakers

Joschka Fischer is the former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005). He delivered the Green Party to the centre of German politics, leading its first participation in government, both at state level (Hesse) and at federal level. Fischer’s tenure as Foreign Minister was a significant period in the history of German foreign affairs. He oversaw Germany’s first post WW2 active military mission in the Kosovo War and, the deployment of German troops joining the NATO intervention in Afghanistan. Fischer was a leading voice in his Government’s critical stance on the war in Iraq. In 2003, with the Foreign Ministers of France and the UK (Jack Straw), he led the EU3 negotiations with Iran, regarding its nuclear program. In 1994, Joschka Fischer entered federal politics and became co-chairman of the Green Party’s federal parliamentary group, prior to joining Schröder’s cabinet in 1998. After leaving government in 2005, Joschka Fischer was a senior fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, and a visiting professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University. He remains active in international foreign affairs, and since 2008 has been a Senior Strategic Counsel of the Albright Group. He is also a member of the Spinelli Group, serves on the Board of the International Crisis Group and, is co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Nina Khrushcheva is Professor in theJulien J. Studley Graduate Programs of International Affairs at The New School. She is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University, she had a two-year appointment as a research fellow at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at the NYU School of Law. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York in 2013 and of a 2019 Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College Dublin. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (Yale UP, 2008) and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind (Tate, 2014). Her latest co-authored book is In Putin's Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia's Eleven Time Zones (St. Martin's Press, 2019).

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber is the Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LISD. He is also the founder and chair of the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs, LCM, a private international diplomacy forum. Danspeckgruber researches, teaches and writes on the theory and practice of international diplomacy, private diplomacy, and crisis diplomacy; on the interactions between religion, values, and diplomacy; and on self-determination, security, and stabilization. Regions of interest and involvement, also in private diplomacy, comprise Europe, the wider Middle East, and Central Asia. As of January 2017, Danspeckgruber has been advising the Austrian Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). From 2008 to 2010, during Austria's Membership in the United Nations Security Council, he served as advisor to Austria’s delegation to the United Nations. He also has advised the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. Danspeckgruber was educated at the Universities of Linz and Vienna, Austria, (ML; DLaws) and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland (PhD). Danspeckgruber was a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and has held fellowships at the Center of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and at Princeton's Center of International Studies. Danspeckgruber’s books include Robert Gilpin and International Relations: Reflections; Working Toward Peace and Prosperity in Afghanistan; The Princeton Process on the Crime of Aggression, 2003-2009 (edited with Stefan Barriga and Christian Wenaweser); Self-Determination of Peoples: Communities, Nations, and States in Global Interdependence; Emerging Dimensions of European Security Policy. He is the editor of the Encyclopedia Princetoniensis and the LISD Chair’s Summaries.