Professor Robert Patman


Professor Robert Patman

 

Professor of International Relations at Otago University

 

Robert G. Patman is one of the University of Otago’s inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chairs and Professor of International Relations. He served as an editor for International Studies Perspectives (2010-14) and Head of Department of Politics (2013-16). Robert is the author or editor of 13 books.

Recent publications include Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11 (Praeger, 2010) and four co-edited books titled China and the International System: Becoming a World Power (Routledge, 2013); Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn? (World Scientific Publishers, 2015); New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future (World Scientific Publishers, 2018); and From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: The Diplomacy of a Contested Region (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2021.

Robert is currently writing a volume called Rethinking the Global Impact of 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, an Honorary Professor of the New Zealand Defence Command and Staff College, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.