Patricia Carley

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Patricia Carley joined the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom "in September of 2000, and specializes in Central, South, and East Asia. Before joining the Commission staff, she was program officer for the former Soviet Union and Turkey at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she worked on such issues as self-determination, state sovereignty, international human rights, and Western relations with the Islamic world. From 1995-1998, she was also adjunct professor of Central Asia at Georgetown University. Before the Peace Institute, Ms. Carley was a staff advisor for the congressional Helsinki Commission. She is the author of numerous articles and reports on Central Asia, Turkey, human rights, and other subjects. Ms. Carley received a B.A. in Soviet Studies from the University of Texas, an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and did dissertation work on Turkey and Central Asia at the London School of Economics. She also has an M.A. in theology from the Washington Theological Union." [1]

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  1. Patricia Carley, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, accessed September 20, 2007.