Patrick Radden Keefe is a Fellow at The Century Foundation and a Staff Writer at The New Yorker magazine. The author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream (Random House, 2009) and Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (Random House, 2005), as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes, he is a frequent commentator on emerging international security issues, espionage, and transnational crime. His areas of focus include the impact of globalization and new technologies on cross-border security threats and the legal and ethical dimensions of intelligence and homeland security policy. He is also pursuing ongoing projects on government secrecy, the privatization of military and intelligence, and institutional corruption. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, and an M.Sc. in New Media and Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He has been a Marshall Scholar and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. In addition to The New Yorker, Patrick's articles and Op-Eds have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Slate, and other publications.
During 2012-2013, Patrick is on temporary leave from Century, doing a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he is working on a book about corruption. From 2010-2011, he served as a policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.