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Patricia Hanigan Scroggs,                                                  Program Manager                                                                                         The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

 Patricia Scroggs became Program Manager in January 2006 after twenty years of service in Asia , Latin America and Washington as a Foreign Service Officer. 

Until November 2005, she served as the Director of the East Asian and Pacific Bureauís Office of Regional and Security Policy.  In this capacity, she led a large office that handled security, multilateral affairs, counter-terrorism, strategic planning, foreign assistance, congressional affairs and transnational issues for the Asian-Pacific region.  She led U.S. delegations to many multilateral meetings in the Asia-Pacific region. 

During her Foreign Service career, her overseas posts included Tokyo , Japan , Seoul , Korea , and Mazatlan , Mexico .  She traveled to over twenty additional countries as part of her official duties.  During Washington assignments, she was Chief of the Asia, Near East and Africa Division in the Trade Office; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and an Economic Officer and a Science, Technology and Environment Officer in the Office of Japanese Affairs. 

Her languages are Japanese and Spanish.  She has an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and did considerable leadership, management, language, and area studies training at the State Departmentís Foreign Service Institute.  She was awarded four Superior Honor Awards and the Averell B. Harriman Award for outstanding contributions to diplomacy. 

 

 

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