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Matthew Carpenter

Ph.D. candidate, Planning, Governance, and Globalization (PGG)

Matt Carpenter is currently a Foreign Assistance Professional with expertise in Europe and Eurasia, and formerly an Officer in the Army National Guard.  He completed is B.A. in Political Science (Canisius College), M.S. in Organizational Leadership (Brenau University), and Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis (UMD). He is originally from Buffalo NY, and more often than not, you can find him on walks with his wife and their three children, and two English Bulldogs. 

Research Interests

  • Armed Rebellion
  • Ideology
  • Inter-group Dynamics
  • Violent Extremism