Patricia DeGennaro

Patricia DeGennaro



Political Risk and Security
U.S. foreign policy
International Security
Civil Military Affairs
Military Policy
Wartime and Post-Conflict Transition
Military Policy
Political Risk Analysis
South Asia
Middle East


Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Department of Politics where she teaches a course on international security. In addition to her work as a professor, she is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a subject matter expert for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

DeGennaro capitalizes on over twenty years of experience in a writer, independent political risk analyst and consultant in international relations and economic development. She has studied first hand the transition from military to civil authority in Iraq and spent much of the last five years working in Afghanistan on provincial governance and capacity building, parliamentary reform, public policy development in the Office of the President of Afghanistan and joint interagency, intergovernmental and multinational coordination.

During her tenure, she has consulted with the Asia Foundation, Director of National Intelligence Office, Department of Homeland Security, The Conference Board, Fred Friendly Seminars, World Bank, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and several organizations that support the Middle East Peace Process. She also spent four years in Albania, initially as a Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant with the Peace Corps followed by a contract with the US Agency for International Development on Agra-business development. Regionally, DeGennaro continues to focus on the Balkans, the Middle East and South Asia where she travels often.

She was recently chosen by Women’s Media Center as one of 33 participants for the Progressive Women’s Voices program which provides media and spokesperson training to connect media professionals with smart, media-savvy women experts.

DeGennaro has published several articles on US foreign policy and national security topics. Her focus is to encourage an integrated international policy that looks beyond war and the use of force. She is often an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC and various nationally and internationally syndicated radio programs. DeGennaro is also a regular columnist on the Huffington Post.

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.


  • M.B.A., International Trade and Finance
    George Washington University
  • M.P.A., International Security and Conflict Resolution
    Harvard University


  • World Policy Institute
  • New York University
  • Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence
Obama’s Speech in Cairo: A New Era of Engagement,” Talking Points Memo, June 4, 2009.
PATRICIA DEGENNARO discussed how appropriate Judge Sonia Sotomayor is for the Supreme Court with Lorna Owens, And the Women Gather, May 29, 2009.
PATRICIA DEGENNARO was a guest speaker on “Career Paths for Women in National Security”, Women in International Security, May 19, 2009.
PATRICIA DEGENNARO was interviewed on Chicago Talks about the Law on Women in Afghanistan, May 14, 2009.
Afghanistan: Casualties of War – Is it worth it?”, Huffington Post, May 12, 2009.
In Progress-2008:
Bridging the Military and Development Divide, (forthcoming)
Creating Democratic Value: Evaluating Efforts to Promote Democracy Abroad: Case Study:  Dimension of Democracy in Afghanistan: Strengthening the Legislature,Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Costa Rica Case Study: Abandoning the Military Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Publication date October 2007)
Research Areas 2001-2007:
Effects of Military Occupation: Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza
Considerations for US Military Intervention in Foreign Policy
Managing Civil Military Relations in War and Conflict Zone