Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at The Century Foundation. His research and writing focus on international security, illicit networks, corruption and transnational crime, as well as espionage and civil liberties. He is the author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream (Doubleday, 2009) and Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (Random House, 2005). During 2010-2011, Patrick served as a Policy Adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the Woodrow Wilson Center, he will be working on a new book about the dynamics of global corruption, tentatively titled, Kickback. A former Marshall Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, Patrick received his BA from Columbia University in 1999, masters degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, and a JD from Yale Law School.