Professor Robert G. Patman teaches International Relations at the University of Otago. He served as an editor for the scholarly journal International Studies Perspectives (2010 - 14) and Head of the Department of Politics (2013 – 16). His research interests encompass US foreign policy, international relations, global security, great powers and the Horn of Africa. Robert is the author or editor of 11 books. Recent publications include a volume called Strategic Shortfall: The 'Somalia Syndrome' and the March to 9/11 (Praeger, 2010) and three co-edited books titled The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror (Ashgate, 2012): China and the International System: Becoming a World Power (Routledge, 2013); and Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn? (World Scientific Publishers, 2015). Robert is currently writing a volume called Rethinking the Global Impact of 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, an Honorary Professor of the NZ Defence Command and Staff College, Trentham, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.