Forcing The "Clash of Civilizations"; the convergence of think tanks, the IMF and the World Bank
Biography of Patrick Lyell Clawson:
Patrick Lyell Clawson (born 1951-03-30) is an American economist and Middle East scholar. He is currently the Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and senior editor of Middle East Quarterly. [founded by Daniel Pipes] Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Clawson graduated with a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1973 and earned a Ph.D. from The New School for Social Research [endowment: $200 million; think tank World Policy Institute] in 1978.
He taught at Seton Hall University from 1979–1981 and served as an economist for the International Monetary Fund from 1981 until 1985, when he took a position as a senior economist with the World Bank.