Patrick Quirk
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Patrick W. Quirk

Former Brookings Expert, Senior Director, Strategy, Research, and the Center for Global Impact – International Republican Institute

Patrick W. Quirk is senior director of the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute (IRI) and was a nonresident fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Previously, he served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning (S/P) staff in the Department of State as the lead advisor for fragile states, conflict and stabilization, and foreign assistance. From 2018-19, he conceptualized, and managed the process to advance, the new U.S. approach to fragile states. Quirk is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and earned his doctorate in political science from Johns Hopkins University.

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