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Professor Robert Patman

Image of Robert Patman 2017PhD (Southampton)
MA (Warwick)
BAHons (Lancaster)

Robert’s research interests concern US foreign policy, international relations, global security, great powers and the Horn of Africa. He is an editor for the journal International Studies Perspectives, and the author or editor of 11 books. Recent publications include a volume called Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11 (Praeger, 2010) and two co-edited books titled The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror (Ashgate, 2012), and China and the International System: Becoming a World Power (Routledge, 2013). He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Strategic Studies, Wellington, an Honorary Professor of the NZ Defence Command and Staff College, Trentham, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.

Contact Details

Room 4N3, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8669
Email robert.patman@otago.ac.nz
Office hours - Monday 4.00-5.00pm
Research day - Friday