Liz Dempsey is a junior at Bard College, majoring in Asian Studies with a focus on China and Chinese politics. She came to Bard through attending Bard High School Early College (BHSEC), a program that gives New York City high school students the opportunity to accelerate two years in their education by starting college work at the age of 16. During the summer of 2002, she was a participant in the China Project, a program that takes students to China for three weeks of study and travel. Upon her return from the trip, Liz worked as an intern and research assistant for The American Forum for Global Education, the non-profit organization that organizes the China Project.
Born and raised in New York City (only a 10 minute walk from the United Nations no less), Liz has always been fascinated by the workings of the UN and its influence on the world. Having attended a youth conference with students from America and the EU in London last summer, she is increasingly fascinated by how Europe and America see one another. She is hopeful that conferences such as this one will encourage a better, more effective transatlantic dialog.
Paper: The U.S. and the UN: Separating Fact from Fiction (Session III)