Patrick comes to FPI with experience in foreign policy and politics. Previously, Patrick served as Senior Policy Analyst for the Republican National Committee (RNC), focusing on energy, foreign affairs, and national security issues. Prior to joining the RNC, Patrick worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee as an Analyst and as Clerk for the International practice of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC. His writings have appeared in The Diplomat, The National Interest, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, U.S. News & World Report, and other periodicals. Patrick has discussed defense policy and foreign affairs issues on national and international media outlets. He was named a Manfred Wörner fellow by the German Marshall Fund in 2011 and a Publius Fellow by the Claremont Institute in 2012. Originally from San Diego, California, Patrick holds a BA from Vanderbilt University.
The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.