Economics and Trade
Bahá’í Chair for World Peace
1114 Chincoteague Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Sharath Patil is a fellow on economics and trade at the University of Maryland's Bahá’í Chair for World Peace program. He is a third-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.
Patil is an international trade policy analyst at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC. He has interned at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City, 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 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.