Patrick Quirk

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Fellow

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Past Fellow
Year
2014

Biography

Biography

Patrick W. Quirk is an expert in conflict management/mitigation, democracy assistance, and foreign aid. Dr. Quirk was formerly a management associate in conflict management and mitigation at Creative Associates International. He co-authored Best Practices in Electoral Security: A Guide for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Programming for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and contributed to the design and writing of the Electoral Security Framework Handbook for USAID. He has designed and managed democracy assistance and conflict management programs in more than 16 countries for U.S. and European donors. Dr. Quirk’s research focuses on strategic security as it relates to alliances, weak states, and democracy assistance. He is the author of The Power of Dignity: A Framework to Explain Source and Degree of Participant Engagement in Social Movements (2008). He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in international affairs from American University, and received his bachelor’s from Bates College.

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