Judy Dempsey, a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe, will join a roster of speakers at the 35th annual Camden Conference, Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad, February 25 – 27. Some of Europe’s most daunting challenges — the pandemic, the climate crisis, migration, and corruption — will be addressed at the Conference by leading experts on European policy and strategy.

Writing for the Strategic Europe blog, Dempsey said, “The EU’s geo-economic and geopolitical agenda is based on curbing climate change, becoming carbon neutral, and speeding ahead with digitalization. These are ambitious long-term goals. Implementing and realizing them runs counter to several member states’ governments. Whether it’s the car industry in Germany, the coal mining sector in Poland, or the energy mix in France, politicians put short-term gains before long-term benefits. “Lifestyles will have to change if the planet is to recover from the current levels of human-made degradation and destruction.”

Dempsey has been editor-in-chief of Carnegie Europe’s Strategic Europe blog since 2012. Prior to that, she was a columnist for the International New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune’s Germany correspondent in Berlin from 2004-2011. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Dempsey was the Financial Times diplomatic correspondent in Brussels, covering the NATO and European Union enlargements. She has also served as the Financial Times’s Jerusalem bureau chief, Berlin correspondent and Eastern European correspondent. She has been awarded several journalism prizes; the most recent was the 2021 Ernest Udina Prize, awarded by the European Journalists Association in Catalonia. She is the author of several publications including Das Phänomen Merkel.

Dempsey will join nine other world experts for the 2022 Camden Conference along with Conference Moderator David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. Speakers will participate live from wherever they are living or working around the globe as the Conference once again pivots to a virtual, live-streaming format due to the realities of the global COVID pandemic. The live-streaming format allows audience interaction (Q&A) with the speakers, in keeping with the Camden Conference mission of fostering informed discourse on world issues.

For more information on the 35th Anniversary Camden Conference and to register, visit camdenconference.org.