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Patrick REILLY

Mr. Patrick Reilly is a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S. Department of State, serving in the Office of Conservation and Water in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs. In this role, he serves as the lead for land degradation and restoration, desertification, and drought.

Patrick works on land issues across various multilateral instruments, including the UNCCD, the G20, the G7, and CBD.  At the UNCCD, Patrick serves as the JUSCANZ representative to the COP Bureau.

Patrick joined the Department in 2008 as a Presidential Management Fellow and has served as a member of various U.S. government negotiating teams, including to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly.

He has also served as a LEGIS Congressional Fellow with the Brookings Institution, worked as a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and was selected as an Emerging Leader by the European Union. He is the author of "Regional and Interregional Interactions in Europe, North America and across the North Atlantic" in Interregionalism Across the Atlantic Space and Politics and Protests: How Political Systems Influence the American and Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movements.

A graduate of the University of Virginia (BA, 2003), Patrick also received degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (MA. 2006), and from the London School of Economics (MSc, 2007).

Patrick Reilly
Patrick REILLY