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CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Sanctions in Nonproliferation: Helpful or Counterproductive?

Mark FITZPATRICK, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies-Americas (IISS-US), United States

Mark Fitzpatrick is Executive Director of IISS–Americas, responsible for representing the institute in the Western Hemisphere. He also heads the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme. Mark Fitzpatrick Joined IISS as director of non-proliferation programme in 2005, and in 2015 he moved to Washington to head IISS–Americas.

From 1979 to 2005 he served as US Foreign Service Officer. Mr Fitzpatrick had served for four years at the US Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, including as Charge d’Affairs and as Counselor for Nuclear Policy, in charge of liaison with the International Atomic Energy Agency. In previous State Department postings, he headed the South Asia Regional Affairs Office, responsible for non-proliferation and security policies regarding India and Pakistan; served as special assistant to Deputy Secretary Strobe Talbott; headed the Political-Military Branch of the US Embassy in Tokyo; served as North Korea desk officer; and worked in South Korea and New Zealand. 

Mr Fitzpatrick received a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and joined officers of the Japanese Self Defense Forces in a one-year post-graduate study program at the Japanese National Institute of Defense, where his dissertation on Korean unification was published in journals in Japan and South Korea.