The Bahá’í Chair welcomes Sharath Patil as a fellow on economics and trade at the University of Maryland's Bahá’í Chair for World Peace program. He is a second-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law and has a bachelor of science in supply chain management from Arizona State University. He has significant academic and professional experience in international trade, global logistics, and commercial diplomacy. Patil is also a Food Resiliency Project fellow with the University of Oregon's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, where he conducts research on urban food security and agricultural trade disputes.
Patil will be spending summer 2017 as a judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City. Patil has worked as an agricultural trade policy intern with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, a summer law clerk with the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. International Trade Commission, an international trade intern with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Assistance Center, and a market research intern at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico.