The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has appointed Dr. Patrick Mendis as a senior fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. A former American diplomat and a military professor in Japan and South Korea during the Clinton and Bush administrations, Dr. Mendis currently serves as a commissioner to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, an appointment by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dr. Mendis is a distinguished scholar and senior expert for the Confucian Institute at George Mason University.
“I am indeed honored to associate with the Ash Center as I continue my teaching and research activities on Sino-American relations,” said Mendis, an alumnus of the Kennedy School. Author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order, Mendis will work on projects related to U.S.-China relations with Director Anthony Saich of the Ash Center.
The Harvard Kennedy School fosters excellence in government around the world and conducts a number of international programs, including the Shanghai Executive Leadership Program and China’s Leaders in Development in collaboration with Tsinghua University in Beijing.