Central Asia/South Asia Summit 2019

Patrick McNamara

Portrait of Patrick McNamara

Director of International Studies & Director of Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies

UNO - International Studies & Schwalb Center
Conflict Resolution, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Water, Civil Society, Peacebuilding, Trust building

I teach conflict resolution and negotiation, sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and civic leadership. I have consulted with over 300 organizations and presented workshops in South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Vietnam, Switzerland, and the U.K. In 2011, I served as Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar in India. My expertise is in facilitating multi-party stakeholder processes with a growing focus on the intersection between public policy and natural resources management. I was a scholar-in-residence at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka. As a participant in the 2013 Water Leaders Academy, which trains the next generation of water experts, I focused on citizen engagement in state water planning processes. I facilitated a U.S. Institute of Peace project in Kabul, Dushanbe, and Islamabad - on Transboundary Water Cooperation between Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.