Patrick Gallagher is a Managing Fellow at Qatar-America Institute (QAI), specializing in foreign policy strategy and international political operations. Patrick oversees the Institute’s national security profile, writing on U.S.-Qatar and Gulf defense issues, as well as leading high-level U.S. national security delegations to Qatar. Patrick has extensive experience in international communications, research, and policy writing. Included in Patrick’s professional portfolio are published works in conflict resolution, policy advocacy, and international relations.
Prior to his position as QAI, Patrick was a senior associate at Logan International Relations (LIR) where his projects included sectarian-inclusive Iraqi governance initiatives, and producing multiparty NGO conferences focused on Middle East peace processes.
Patrick began his international affairs career at The Institute of World Politics (IWP) in Washington, D.C. as a research assistant focusing on Middle East warfare paradigms and Kurdish nationalism.
His experience as a fellow at the Washington Center saw him trained in nuclear security policy by senior Department of Defense personnel.
Patrick graduated received his B.A. in International Affairs from Northern Illinois University in 2015. He was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois.