Matthew Boyse

Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia

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Matthew Boyse is a senior fellow with Hudson Institutes Center on Europe and Eurasia.

Biography

Matthew Boyse is a senior fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center on Europe and Eurasia specializing in Central Europe. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the George Washington University, and American University.

A former senior foreign service officer, Mr. Boyse served in Washington, Europe, Canada, and South Asia during his thirty-plus years with the State Department. His last roles included serving as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs overseeing US policy toward Central Europe and in the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, as well as serving as sherpa for the Three Seas Initiative and chargé d’affaires in Switzerland, Finland, Romania, and the US Mission to NATO. Prior to that, Mr. Boyse served as acting deputy chief of mission and minister counselor for political affairs in Ottawa, Canada, from 2015 until 2018.

Mr. Boyse had three assignments in Germany: as the political advisor to three commanding generals with US Army Europe, as US consul general in Duesseldorf, and with the US Embassy in 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 (political affairs) 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 was an East Germany and USSR analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and a DAAD visiting fellow at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, both in Germany.

Mr. Boyse has a BA in classics from Haverford College and an MA in Soviet and East European studies from Columbia University. He speaks German, Polish, and Russian.

Events
18
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024
Featured Speakers:
Valdis Dombrovskis
Dan Quayle
Kamil Šaško
Jan Růžička
Marcin Piatkowski
Michael Harms
Tomáš Pojar,
Jean P. Froehly
Tyson Barker
Marek Mora
Vassil Terziev
Dragos Stefan Roibu
Tibor Tóth
Joel Scanlon
Moderators:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Luke Coffey
Peter Rough
Jamie Fly
Matthew Boyse
Daniel Kochis
(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
18
April 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024
(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
Featured Speakers:
Valdis Dombrovskis
Dan Quayle
Kamil Šaško
Jan Růžička
Marcin Piatkowski
Michael Harms
Tomáš Pojar,
Jean P. Froehly
Tyson Barker
Marek Mora
Vassil Terziev
Dragos Stefan Roibu
Tibor Tóth
Joel Scanlon
Moderators:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Luke Coffey
Peter Rough
Jamie Fly
Matthew Boyse
Daniel Kochis
16
April 2024
Past Event
The Battle for the Black Sea Is Not Over
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
George Scutaru
Antonia Colibasanu
Moderator:
Luke Coffey
People walk past a poster depicting Russian warships sunk by Ukrainian attacks in the Black Sea on March 16, 2024, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Oleksii Chumachenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
16
April 2024
Past Event
The Battle for the Black Sea Is Not Over

Join Hudson for an event to present the results of an in-depth study on the Battle of the Black Sea.

People walk past a poster depicting Russian warships sunk by Ukrainian attacks in the Black Sea on March 16, 2024, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Oleksii Chumachenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
George Scutaru
Antonia Colibasanu
Moderator:
Luke Coffey
12
March 2024
Past Event
A Baltic View of European Security with Latvian Defense Minister Andris Spruds
Featured Speakers:
Andris Spruds
Matthew Boyse
 Latvian soldiers march during a military parade on Armed Forces Day 2023 in Vilnius. (Photo by Yauhen Yerchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
12
March 2024
Past Event
A Baltic View of European Security with Latvian Defense Minister Andris Spruds

Join Senior Fellow Matt Boyse for a discussion with Defense Minister Andris Spruds on the Latvian view of European security.

 Latvian soldiers march during a military parade on Armed Forces Day 2023 in Vilnius. (Photo by Yauhen Yerchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Andris Spruds
Matthew Boyse
06
February 2024
Past Event
Russia’s War against Ukraine as Seen from Slovakia: A Conversation with Former Prime Minister Eduard Heger
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
Eduard Heger
Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger speaks during an event with participant of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and foreign leaders in Ukraine on March 31, 2023. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
06
February 2024
Past Event
Russia’s War against Ukraine as Seen from Slovakia: A Conversation with Former Prime Minister Eduard Heger
Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger speaks during an event with participant of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and foreign leaders in Ukraine on March 31, 2023. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Boyse
Eduard Heger
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a naval exercise from the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser in the Black Sea on January 9, 2020. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a naval exercise from the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser in the Black Sea on January 9, 2020. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia
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CEO, New Strategy Center, Romania
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Reports
13 Min Read
Szymon Holownia, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, Donald Tusk, Wlodzimierz Czarzasty, and Robert Biedron during the signing of the coalition agreement regarding the tasks of establishing a new government in Warsaw, Poland, on November 10, 2023. (Andrzej Iwanczuk/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Szymon Holownia, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, Donald Tusk, Wlodzimierz Czarzasty, and Robert Biedron during the signing of the coalition agreement regarding the tasks of establishing a new government in Warsaw, Poland, on November 10, 2023. (Andrzej Iwanczuk/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia
Commentary
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Victor Orban, Petr Fiala, Eduard Heger, and Mateusz Moraviecki ahead of the Visegrad Group (V4) summit at Hotel Bankov in Kosice, Slovakia, on November 24, 2022. (Robert Nemeti via Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia
Commentary
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Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Andrzej Duda, and Isaac Herzog at the central commemoration on the eightieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 2023, in Warsaw, Poland. (Sandra Steins/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
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matthew_boyse
Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia
Commentary
8 Min Read