Matthew Boyse

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Matthew Boyse


Professorial Lecturer


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A former career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Matt Boyse served from 2018-2021 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State overseeing policy towards Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. As DAS, he also oversaw the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues and served as Charge d'Affaires at U.S. Embassies in Switzerland, Finland, and Romania, as well as at the U.S. Mission to NATO. Prior to that, Mr. Boyse served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs in Ottawa, Canada.

Mr. Boyse had three assignments in Germany – as Political Advisor to three Commanding Generals, U.S. Army Europe, as the U.S. Consul General in Duesseldorf, and at Embassy Berlin. His other overseas tours were Kabul, Afghanistan; New Delhi, India; Warsaw, Poland; Moscow, Russia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and London, United Kingdom. In Washington, he was Deputy Director in the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Boyse worked at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, both in Germany.

Mr. Boyse has a B.A. (Classics) from Haverford and an M.A. (Soviet and East European Affairs) from Columbia. He speaks German, Polish, and Russian.

Mr. Boyse also teaches at Johns Hopkins SAIS and American University and is an Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute.