Matthew J. Connelly is the Director of the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative. He also directs Columbia’s Dual Master’s Degree Program in International and World History with the London School of Economics and co-edits a series on global history for Columbia University Press. He is a professor of history at Columbia University, and has held visiting positions at the University of Sydney, Sciences Po, and the University of Oslo. His courses at Columbia include International and Global History since World War II, The End of Empires, and The Future as History. Connelly earned a Ph.D. from Yale University and a B.A. from Columbia University.
His latest book, Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population, is the first global history of the population control movement. It was an Economist and Financial Times book of the year. His first book, A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria’s Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era, garnered five prizes and will soon be published in French by Payot-Rivages. In addition to publishing in academic journals, Connelly has written articles on foreign policy for The Atlantic Monthly, The Wilson Quarterly, and The National Interest and has commented on current affairs for media outlets including The New York Times, The History Channel, and the BBC.