Academy of Lifelong Learning

Charles - Pat Patterson

C. ‘PAT’ PATTERSON, a retired career diplomat, spent much of his career in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, including assignments in Lebanon, Israel and Kuwait during wars and internal con icts. Following retirement, Pat was called back to the State Department to work on “ e Future of Iraq Project,” and the Iraq Task Force (including a brief assignment in Iraq). He also participated in the 2004 re-opening of the U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya and, from late 2010 through March, 2011, at the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a during the emergence of the “Arab Spring” in Yemen. Pat relocated to the Eastern Shore in 2012 and is completing service as Acting Manager at Church Hill eatre in Church Hill.