Before his work as senior fellow and director of the international institutions and global governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Dr. Patrick was research fellow at the Center for Global Development from 20052008. From 20022005, he served on the Secretary of States policy planning staff, on which he worked with lead staff responsible for U.S. policy towards Afghanistan, and on other global and transnational issues. Dr. Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and two masters degrees and his doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of multiple books and scholarly articles, including the recently published Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security, and he writes the CFR blog, The Internationalist.
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