About Events Expert Chat: Phil Potter Expert Chat: Phil Potter June 3, 2020 12:00 PM Online via Zoom Join us for the next installment of our weekly Batten Expert Chat series, featuring Phil Potter, Batten School Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Director of the National Security Center. More details to come. Philip Potter Philip Potter is an Associate Professor specializing in foreign policy and international relations. He also conducts research in the area of international terrorism and is a principal investigator for a Department of Defense Minerva Initiative project to map and analyze collaborative relationships between terrorist organizations. Read full bio Related Content Philip Potter The High Costs of a Precipitous US Withdrawal from Afghanistan News Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors discuss how America’s war in Afghanistan — the longest conflict in U.S. history — has morphed from a counterterrorism mission into something more ambitious but less well defined and, ultimately, less successful. The WTO might return to diplomatic settlements for trade disputes. Here’s why. News The global trade appeals system has stalled. Batten's Philip Potter and the University of Pennsylvania's Julia Gray examine if it ever really worked.