Patrick Merloe is Director of Electoral Programs and Senior Associate at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). He has led or participated in over 140 international missions for NDI to more than 50 countries, including over 70 election-related missions. Pat was the lead drafter and negotiator in the development of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, which is endorsed by 32 international organizations, and he has worked with numerous domestic election monitoring groups. Pat has produced a dozen publications on comparative law, human rights and elections, including several on election monitoring. He has taught international human rights law at University of San Francisco School of Law and instructed at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Pat received his Juris Doctor degree form the University of Pennsylvania, conducted graduate work at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC, and completed his undergraduate education at Temple University.