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Patrick Gilroy

Cohort 2012

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Helmut Anheier & Prof. Dr. Walter Powell

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Hertie School of Governance

PhD Candidate

Friedrichstraße 180

Topic of PhD thesis

How Do European Union Think Tanks Manage to Wield Influence in Transnational Governance?

Curriculum Vitae

09/2009 – 10/2012

Master of Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

10/2006 – 08/2009

Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences,
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

09/2008 – 01/2009

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Scientific Activities and Internships

03/2014 – 04/2014

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium, Visiting Fellow

08/2012 – 12/2012

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany; Dean Prof. Helmut K. Anheier, PhD, Research Associate to Dean/Tutor

02/2012 -– 07/2012

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Berlin, Germany, Programme Intern

08/2011 - 12/2011

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany; Dean Prof. Helmut K. Anheier, PhD, Research Associate to Dean/Tutor

06/2010 – 07/2010

Freedom House, Research Department, New York City, USA, Research Trainee

02/2009 – 03/2009

Transparency International, EU Liaison Office, Brussels, Belgium, Associate Policy Officer & Accredited Lobbyist to European Parliament

02/2009 – 03/2009

UBS, Brussels, Belgium, Interviewer/Data Collector

10/2007 – 07/2009

Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Prof. Dr. Ralph Weiß, Student Assistant

10/2007 – 09/2008

Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Prof. Dr. Stefan Marshall, Tutor

Stipends and Awards


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship "International Promovieren in Deutschland" for field research trip and visiting fellowship with host institution CEPS in Brussels, Belgium


Hertie School Alumni Best Master Thesis Award

2009 2011

Hertie Foundation Scholarship


Recipient of Hertie Internship Fund from Alumni (HIFA)

2006 – 2009

German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung) Stipend


InWent gGmbH stipend holder with student project "Active for Ecuador"


Commissioned a "Kentucky Colonel" by governor Paul E. Patton

Research Interests

Globalization of Expertise

Diffusion of Ideas and Norms

International and Transnational relations

Multi-level Governance and Decision-Making

Gilroy, P. (2012): “Have Think Tanks in Washington D.C. Become Politicized? [With a foreword by Helmut K. Anheier]”; In: Hertie School of Governance Student Paper Series, Vol. 1, No. 1; online: http://www.hertie-school.org/facultyandresearch/publications/hertie-school-student-paper-series/hssps/2012-hssps-01/

Gilroy, P. (2010): “Research and Advocacy on Internet Freedom: Baseline Country Assessments of Indigenous Capacity in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico and Nigeria”; Report for Freedom House “Freedom on the Net” project

Gilroy, P. (2010): “Zimbabwe”; In: Puddington, Arch [ed.]: “The Global State of Workers’ Rights”; New York City: Freedom House Press

Gilroy, P. (2009): “Rethinking EU-Belarus Relations”; In: Euractiv, 16 March; online: http://www.euractiv.com/en/enlargement/rethinking-eu-belarus-relations/article-180317 ; full text:

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