Matthew Levinger

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Matthew Levinger

Professor of Practice of International Affairs; Director, National Security Studies Program

Full-time Faculty


Office Phone: 202-994-9946
Fax: 202-994-7761
1957 E St. NW, Office #605K Washington, D.C. 20052

Matthew Levinger is Professor of Practice of International Affairs, and Director of the National Security Studies Program, an executive education program serving the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Before joining GW, he was Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace, where he developed and taught executive education programs on international conflict analysis and prevention for foreign policy professionals from the United States and overseas. From 2005 to 2007, Levinger was Founding Director of the Academy for Genocide Prevention at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Before moving to Washington, he was associate professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon; he has also taught at Stanford University. In 2003-2004, he was a William C. Foster Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.

Conflict analysis and resolution; genocide prevention; nationalism; revolutionary politics; modern Germany and France

Ph.D., University of Chicago

IAFF 6211 Master of International Policy & Practice Leadership Practicum

IAFF 6171 Introduction to Conflict Resolution

Levinger's research and teaching have focused on conflict analysis and prevention, as well as the history of nationalism, revolutionary politics, and genocide. He is the author of Enlightened Nationalism: The Transformation of Prussian Political Culture, 1806-1848 (Oxford, 2000) and coauthor of The Revolutionary Era, 1789-1850 (Norton, 2002). Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions, a U.S. Institute of Peace handbook, was published in 2013.