Bahá’í Chair Welcomes Sharath Patil as a Fellow

May 02, 2017

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.


Dr. Shahrzad SabetPatil 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.

Patil's honors thesis was on the political, economic, and legal challenges of operating a microcredit lending institution in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Funded by Arizona State University's Center for Jewish Studies, Patil conducted field research by visiting microlending institutions in Israel and the West Bank to gain insight on their operations, difficulties, and effectiveness. Patil is passionate about the ability of sustainable and resilient global supply chains to serve as a force for development and a bridge for peace. See more about Sharath Patil

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