Patricia DeGennaro is an adjunct professor at New York Universityís Department of Politics, where she teaches courses on international security, force and statecraft, and civil-military relations. She is also a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and a subject matter expert on the Arab States, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Commandís Intelligence Center.
DeGennaro capitalizes on more than 15 years of experience as an international security and geopolitical consultant. She has spent much of the last five years working in Afghanistan on provincial governance; capacity building; parliamentary reform; policy reorganization; and joint interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational coordination in the Office of the President of Afghanistan.
She spends considerable time on field research in the Middle East, notably Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Previously, DeGennaro was a small and medium enterprise consultant with the Peace Corps in Albania. She then worked on agribusiness development under contract with the U.S Agency for International Development.
The Womenís Media Center chose DeGennaro to participate in Progressive Womenís Voices, a program that mentors media-savvy women professionals. She is an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC, Russian Television, and various syndicated radio programs, and she publishes on various topics, including democracy, nation building, political violence, interagency and civil-military affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and international security.
DeGennaro holds an MBA in international trade and finance from George Washington University and an MPA in international security and conflict resolution from Harvard University.