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Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

July 14th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Defense and Security, Development, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, Balkans, North Africa and Middle East, North America
Geographical Expertise - Country: Afghanistan, Iraq
Languages: Albanian, Arabic, Dari, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Field of Work: Academia, Think tank/Research center
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America


Patricia DeGennaro1 Patricia DeGennaroPatricia DeGennaro is adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University’s Department of Politics where she teaches a course on international security.  She is also a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a subject matter expert on Afghanistan and Iraq for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command Center for Intelligence.

DeGennaro capitalizes on over fifteen years of experience as a writer, independent analyst and consultant in international relations and economic development. She recently returned from Iraq where she studied first hand the current military transition to civil authority.  She has also spent much of the last five years working in Afghanistan on provincial governance and capacity building, parliamentary reform, public policy development in the Office of the President of Afghanistan and joint interagency, intergovernmental and multinational coordination.

During her tenure, she has consulted with the Asia Foundation, Director of National Intelligence Office, Department of Homeland Security, The Conference Board, Fred Friendly Seminars, World Bank, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and several organizations that support the Middle East Peace Process.  She also spent four years in Albania, initially as a Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant with the Peace Corps followed by a contract with the US Agency for International Development on Agra-business development.  Regionally, she continues to focus on the Balkans, the Middle East and South Asia where she travels often.

She was recently chosen by The Women’s Media Center (WMC) as one of 33 participants for the Progressive Women’s Voices program which provides media and spokesperson training to connect media professionals with smart, media-savvy women experts.

DeGennaro has published several articles on US foreign policy and national security topics. Her focus is to encourage a holistic and integrated international policy that looks beyond war and the use of force.  She is often an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC and various nationally and internationally syndicated radio programs. DeGennaro is also a regular columnist on The Huffington Post.

DeGennaro holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance from George Washington University and an MPA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University.

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