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Gift creates Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

A $12 million gift to Princeton University from Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein will create the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, which will serve as a center for research, teaching and publication on issues concerned with self-determination around the world.

The gift will expand Princeton's existing Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination, which also has been funded by Prince Hans-Adam II. It will enable Princeton faculty, students and outside experts to broaden their work and embark on new projects in such places as Kosovo, Kashmir, and Chechnya.

As a bridge between scholars, policymakers and diplomats, the Liechtenstein Institute will engage both in fundamental research and in a practical search for solutions to real-world problems.

"By creating a non-polemical environment for research and discussion, we hope to help reduce the tumultuous and frequently violent process inherent in the search for increased autonomy," said Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, a lecturer in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the founding director of the new Institute.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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