Robert received his PhD from the University of Southampton and teaches Introduction to International Relations, US Foreign Policy since 1945, and International Politics. He is the Director of the multidisciplinary Master of International Studies (M.IntSt) programme and students voted Robert as one of the Top Twenty Teachers at Otago University in 2007. Robert is the author or editor of nine books. He is co-editor for the Praeger Series on The Ethics of American Foreign Policy, and an editor for the journal International Studies Perspectives. His latest book, a single authored volume called Strategic Shortfall: The 'Somalia Syndrome' and the March to 9/11 (Santa Barbara: Praeger), was published in the US in 2010. He is also a co-editor of The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror (Ashgate, forthcoming). He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Strategic Studies, Wellington, Honorary Professor to the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College, Trentham, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.
Professor Patman’s website is: http://www.robertpatman.co.nz