Alice has recently finished a degree in International Relations and Medieval History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. During her degree she specialized in Late Antiquity and the early Byzantine Empire, along with current events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. She is particularly interested in international law and its influence on the behavior of states, which she considered within her dissertation discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite the medieval focus of Alice’s historical interests, she believes that studying history can help us understand cultures which are unlike our own and interact with people from around the world. Throughout her university career, Alice also organized several large-scale events for sport societies, legal research institutes, and the school of International Relations.
As an intern with the Global Classroom Program, Alice hopes to educate others in the importance of understanding international relations and globalization. Her upbringing in rural Scotland made her eager to encourage international engagement, and to experience it for herself, which is why she decided to temporarily move to Seattle. During her stay in the United States, Alice wants to hike in the Cascades, read more about international law and get involved in World Affairs Council events.