Patricia Lee Dorff

CFR Staff

Patricia Lee Dorff

Editorial Director

As editorial director at the Council on Foreign Relations, Patricia Dorff oversees the publications department and works with CFR fellows on their books and reports. Previously, she was associate editor at Foreign Affairs. She started working at CFR in 1986 as a research associate in Middle East Studies. She has a combined BA degree in political science and history from UCLA, an MA in international relations from Georgetown University, and an MPhil in international relations from Columbia University. She is coeditor, with the late Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, of the CFR Book Beyond Humanitarianism: What You Need to Know About Africa and Why It Matters.

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Publications

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Studies Program

The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues.

CFR Presents

Each year CFR organizes more than one hundred on-the-record events, conference calls, and podcasts in which senior government officials, global leaders, business executives, and prominent thinkers discuss pressing international issues. CFR Presents is a portal to live video content and offers an archive of approximately 1,300 videos; 2,000 audio recordings; and 2,000 transcripts by region, topic, or series.

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Foreign Affairs

Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, just a year after the organization’s founding, Foreign Affairs has long been America’s leading forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs.