Wolfgang F. Danspeckgruber

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination<br />Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

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 015 Bendheim Hall

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Professor Danspeckgruber is the Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. He has been teaching on issues of international security, self-determination, diplomacy, and crisis diplomacy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics since 1988. He is also founder and chair of the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs, a private diplomacy forum in Liechtenstein. 

From 2008 to 2010 during Austria’s membership in the UN Security Council he served as academic advisor to the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations. He now works on security related issues in Afghanistan, the Gulf, the Caucasus and Central Asia; on the International Criminal Court; and on the interaction between Cyber and Diplomacy. Recently he has visited Afghanistan, China, India (Kashmir), Israel, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and has been involved in related private diplomacy.  

Danspeckgruber was educated at the Universities of Linz and Vienna, Austria, (M.Law; D.Laws) and the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland (Ph.D.). Following his Austrian military service (Lieutenant, Reserve) he was special assistant to the Commander of the Austrian National Defense Academy. He was a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a research fellow at the Center of Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Danspeckgruber’s books include Working toward Peace and Prosperity in Afghanistan; The Self-Determination of Peoples: Communities, Nations, and States in Global Interdependence; The Iraqi Aggression against Kuwait (edited with Charles R.H. Tripp); and Emerging Dimensions of European Security Policy. He is the editor of the LISD/WWS Study Series, and the Princeton Encyclopedia of Self-Determination.