Liza Young joined the Basel Institute in August 2022 as a Project Associate for Collective Action. Liza is supporting the implementation of the Siemens Integrity Initiative project, with a particular focus on developing the Collective Action mentoring programme, providing communications support and conducting research.
Prior to joining the Institute, Liza gained experience at the Permanent Representation of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) to the United Nations in Geneva, where she served as an Assistant to the Ambassador. She has also worked at the Research and Information Group on Peace and Security (GRIP) in Belgium as a research associate. Her research focused on peacekeeping operations in West and Central Africa. Liza has also gained experience in Namibia and in Senegal within the United Nations (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and United Nations Information Centre for Development).
Liza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Montréal, Canada, and a Master’s degree in Peace Studies from the University Paris-Dauphine, France.