Matt Trevithick is a lecturer at the Jackson School, where he also received his master’s degree and helped coach rowing. Prior to Yale, he spent 10 years living and working across the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, helping stand up and run several new organizations including the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani and the American University of Afghanistan. Matt also launched a research and analysis firm in Turkey that focuses on improving the impact of regional humanitarian responses. His first book, with an introduction by Amb. Ryan Crocker, documented the life of a Persian academic who was also Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education from 2001-2007.
Matt is currently the CEO of Blank Slate Technologies and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University. His primary research interest is global soft power.