Patrick M. Cronin
The Honorable Patrick M. Cronin "joined CSIS in October 2003 as senior vice president and director of studies. Dr. Cronin is also Executive Director of the Hills Program on Governance. Previously, Patrick M. Cronin served as assistant administrator for policy and program coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID, he was responsible for developing and coordinating policy with the interagency and international community, as well as managing the agency's multibillion-dollar budget. Patrick was also dual-hatted by the White House to chair an interagency task force to design a new development agency (the Millennium Challenge Corporation) spending up to $5 billion a year to promote economic growth in developing countries committed to good governance. Prior to that, he served as director of research and studies at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and from 1990 until 1997, Patrick held various positions at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, including head of Asian studies, director of research, and deputy director of the Institute. At the same time, he helped create Joint Force Quarterly and was the journal's first executive editor. Upon his departure, Patrick received the U.S. Army's Civilian Meritorious Service Award. He has been an analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses and has worked at SRI International and the Congressional Research Service. Patrick had also taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Virginia. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve (intelligence) from 1987 until 2000.
"Patrick attended Oxford University, where he earned both D.Phil. and M.Phil. degrees in international relations, and the University of Florida, where he received the Weimer Award for Outstanding Graduate. His publications include The United States and Coercive Diplomacy (U.S. Institute of Peace, 2003), The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Past, Present and Future (Council on Foreign Relations, 1999), 2015: Power and Progress(National Defense University Press, 1996), Redefining the U.S.-Japan Alliance (National Defense University Press, 1994), and From Globalism to Regionalism: New Perspectives on U.S. Foreign and Defense Policies (National Defense University Press, 1993). Patrick has served on the editorial advisory boards of a number of journals, including International Studies Perspectives and the International Journal of Korean Studies and was an associate editor of Strategic Review."