Jason D. Patent, Ph.D, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), has been involved in international and intercultural education for 30 years, both as an organizational leader and as a consultant, coach, and trainer. Jason has served as American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China; Inaugural Director of the Stanford Program in Beijing; Management Consultant at Gap International; Training Consultant at Cartus, ITAP International, IOR Associates, and Dean Foster Associates; and Vice President, Communications & Marketing at Orchestrall, Inc. Fluent in Mandarin, Jason has a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard, an M.A. in the same field from Stanford, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley.