Professor of National Security, University of New Haven
Matthew Schmidt, member of APCO’s International Advisory Council, is an expert in strategic planning in war and business, Russian strategic thought, Ukraine, stability and economic development, and military and defense affairs. Dr. Matthew Schmidt has taught strategic and operational planning at the Army’s Command and General Staff College, where he co-authored a textbook on strategic planning. He currently teaches national security at the University of New Haven, and was most recently in Ukraine working a project to use housing construction to promote economic development before the end of the war.
Dr. Schmidt’s work encompasses the intersection of national politics and foreign policy, where he’s done extensive commentary on the U.S. political system. His childhood on a dairy farm in Kansas, his family’s involvement in politics, and his experience with divided political systems overseas has made him a go-to source on understanding American political polarization.
In addition, he was named #22 on Fast Company’s list of the 100 most creative people in America, and has won numerous teaching awards. He is a regular contributor to CNN, the BBC, and other outlets. He is an accomplished speaker and facilitator. He holds a PhD from Georgetown University.