Gary T. Dempsey specialized in post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy,
with an emphasis on Southeast European affairs and the limits of
peacekeeping and nation building. He was the editor of
Exiting the Balkan Thicket
(2002) and author of
Fool’s Errands: America’s Recent Encounters with Nation
(2001). His academic articles have appeared in
National Security and the Future, Mediterranean Quarterly,
and the Southern Journal of Philosophy.
articles have been published in numerous American newspapers,
including the Journal of Commerce, Investor’s Business Daily,
Christian Science Monitor,
and the Washington Times,
and in foreign newspapers such as Exoysia
in Bulgaria, and Glas Javnosti
in Yugoslavia. He has served three times as an
international elections supervisor in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In 2000,
Dempsey produced a documentary film, Collateral Damage: The
Balkans After NATO’s Air War.
It was featured in several film
festivals, including the 2000 United Nations Association Human
Rights Film Festival and the San Antonio Documentary Film Festival.
Dempsey received his undergraduate degree in international
relations from Rutgers University in 1991 and his master’s degree
from the College of William and Mary in 1995.