Flood, Patrick James

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FLOOD, Patrick James

PERSONAL: Born in Zanesville, OH; son of Patrick E. (a restaurant and pub owner and an insurance agent) and A. Helen (a librarian; maiden name, Norman) Flood; married Anita L. Rizzardi (an artist, businessperson, and political activist), August 18, 1962; children: John Stephen, Mary-Catherine Flood Selfe, Pauline Flood Zelkin, Anita Flood Caulfield, Patrick. Education: Providence College, A.B.; Georgetown University, M.A.; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ph.D. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Poetry, swimming, hiking, golf, travel.

ADDRESSES: Home—58 Waldo St., Holyoke, MA 01040.

CAREER: Independent researcher and writer. U.S. Foreign Service, Washington, DC, retired foreign service officer. Budapest Economics University, visiting professor, 1994–95; adjunct professor of political science at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Elms College, and other New England institutions. Active in political campaigns.

MEMBER: American Political Science Association, Americam Society of International Law, University Faculty for Life, Republican City Committee.

AWARDS, HONORS: U.S. Department of State, Meritorious Honor Award, Superior Performance Award, and several commendations, all from U.S. Department of State.


The Effectiveness of UN Human Rights Institutions, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1998.

Contributor to books, including The Diplomacy of Human Rights, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1986; The United States and Human Rights: Looking Inward and Outward, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 2000; Life and Learning X, University Faculty for Life (Washington, DC), 2002; International Humanitarian Law: Origins, Transnational Publishers (Ardsley, NY), 2003; and Life and Learning XI, University Faculty for Life (Washington, DC), 2003. Contributor to periodicals, including East European Quarterly and ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law.