Patrick Mendis (MA 1987) was recently on his second eight-nation Asian-Pacific book tour promoting, Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire (University Press of America, Inc., 2010), a history of U.S. global influence, specifically in the context of Sino-American relations. During his tour, he received Guangdong University of Foreign Studies' Diplomatic Award in Guangzhou, China and met with Dr. Eric Chou, mayor in Taipei, Taiwan, and Vatican's newly-appointed Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The foreword to the book is written by Professor Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of the George Washington University and distinguished university professor at his name-sake Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GWU (see photo). Mendis wrote his latest two books while serving as a visiting foreign policy scholar at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. For the previous book, TRADE for PEACE, former Dean and Professor Brian Atwood of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs wrote the foreword. Mendis is currently an affiliate professor of public and international affairs and an adjunct professor of geography and geoinformation science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He can be contact by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via his bookpage, www.patrickmendis.com.
University Professor Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of the George Washington University, wrote the foreword for Mendis' book