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Matthew J. Dallek George Washington University, USA

Matthew Dallek is associate professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, a political historian, and a frequent commentator in the national news media on politics, history, and public affairs. His articles and op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, Politico, Slate, the Journal of Policy History and numerous other popular and scholarly publications, and his commentary has been featured on MSNBC, the Diane Rehm Show, 1A, Weekend Edition, Freak Out and Carry On, CNN International, the BBC, and in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Dallek’s most recent book is Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, which won the 2016 Henry Adams Prize for the best book on the history of the federal government and appeared on the Washington Post’s list of 50 notable nonfiction books in 2016. His first book, The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan’s First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics, appeared on the annual best-of lists of both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

Dallek has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Alicia Patterson Foundation and been a visiting scholar at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. Prior to his appointment at George Washington University, Dallek was associate director of the University of California Washington Center, where he taught a range of courses on history, politics, and policy. He graduated with a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley with high honors in history and with a Ph.D. in history from Columbia. After finishing his doctorate, he served as a speechwriter for House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt.