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.

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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
14
November 2023
Past Event
Still Friends after All These Years? The US-Canada Relationship in a Dangerous World
Featured Speakers:
Brian Lee Crowley
Charles Burton
John P. Walters
Miles Yu
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Patrick M. Cronin
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14
November 2023
Past Event
Still Friends after All These Years? The US-Canada Relationship in a Dangerous World

Hudson Institute, in partnership with MLI, is proud to host the launch of the Center for North American Prosperity and Security.

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Featured Speakers:
Brian Lee Crowley
Charles Burton
John P. Walters
Miles Yu
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Patrick M. Cronin
16
September 2023
Past Event
Central and Eastern Europe Strategy Summit
Featured Speakers:
Peter Rough
John P. Walters
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
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16
September 2023
Past Event
Central and Eastern Europe Strategy Summit

Hudson hosts senior officials from the Bucharest Nine states of Eastern Europe as well as Ukraine and Moldova.

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Featured Speakers:
Peter Rough
John P. Walters
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
15
September 2023
Past Event
Securing Europe’s Tinderbox: Economic and Geopolitical Challenges in the Balkans
Featured Speakers:
Luminița Odobescu
Luke Coffey
Jan Ruzicka
Amb. Cameron Munter
Ekaterina Zaharieva
Jaroslav Kurfürst
Ivana Stradner
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Peter Rough
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15
September 2023
Past Event
Securing Europe’s Tinderbox: Economic and Geopolitical Challenges in the Balkans
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Featured Speakers:
Luminița Odobescu
Luke Coffey
Jan Ruzicka
Amb. Cameron Munter
Ekaterina Zaharieva
Jaroslav Kurfürst
Ivana Stradner
Moderators:
Matthew Boyse
Peter Rough
04
May 2023
Past Event
Reaching an Endgame in Ukraine
Featured Speakers:
Pavlo Klimkin
Reka Szemerkenyi
Luke Coffey
Moderator:
Matthew Boyse
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04
May 2023
Past Event
Reaching an Endgame in Ukraine
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Featured Speakers:
Pavlo Klimkin
Reka Szemerkenyi
Luke Coffey
Moderator:
Matthew Boyse
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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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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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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Senior Fellow, Center on Europe and Eurasia
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