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Patrick Chamorel

Michelle High

Patrick Chamorel, an editorial board member of American Purpose, is senior resident scholar and a lecturer at Stanford in Washington, Stanford University.  He also teaches in the Ford Dorsey Master in International Policy at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). His teaching concentrates on transatlantic relations as well as comparative American and European politics, public policy and political economy.  Chamorel has also taught at Stanford’s Paris campus, Sciences-Po Paris’ Euro-American campus in Reims, the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz), George Washington University, and Claremont McKenna College where he was the Crown Visiting professor of Government in 2001–05.

At Stanford, Chamorel was a research scholar at FSI’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was a visiting fellow of the Institute for Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association (offices of Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate and Norman Mineta in the House of Representatives).

Chamorel has written and lectured extensively on U.S. and European politics. His research focuses on elections, political movements and cleavages in Western democracies; comparative U.S. and European politics; transatlantic relations; European politics; French politics, economic, and foreign policy. He has studied comparative political elites as well as U.S. strategic, political, and economic relations with Europe, including the rise of Euro-skepticism in America.

Patrick Chamorel regularly contributes to the media, including the Wall Street Journal, Die Welt, Les Echos,, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Al-Jazeera, i24news, RMC, Talk Media News, BFM-TV, Le Figaro TV and CNN International.  He is a regular consultant to the U.S. State Department and a member of the editorial board of American Purpose.

In the 1990s, Chamorel was a senior advisor to the Minister of Industry and in the Policy Planning Office of the prime minister in Paris. He is a graduate of Sciences-Po in Paris where he also earned his Ph.D. in political science after doing research at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.  He holds a master’s degree in public Llaw from the University of Paris.


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