Matthew Spence

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Dr. Matthew Spence "is the co-founder and director of the Truman National Security Project. He is currently writing a book on lessons learned from American democracy promotion in the former Soviet Union. Matt has been a Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University, a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Center on Democratization, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and an elections monitor in Kosovo. He has clerked for Justice Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Matt also worked for two summers at the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. His commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Yale Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and in various scholarly panels and publications. Matt was born and raised in Southern California. A Marshall Scholar and a Truman Scholar, Matt received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University; his Ph.D. from Oxford University; and his J.D. from Yale Law School." [1]

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  1. Matthew Spence, Truman National Security Project, accessed January 5, 2009.