Sharath Patil


Economics and Trade

Bahá’í  Chair for World Peace

1114 Chincoteague Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-314-7714



Sharath Patil is a fellow on economics and trade at the University of Maryland's Bahá’í Chair for World Peace program. He recently graduated with a J.D. from 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 works as an international trade analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC and has previously worked at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Assistance Center, and the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico. 
Patil's law school thesis was an analysis of the activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) under the Trump Administration. His undergraduate 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.


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