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Matt Millard

Postdoctoral Scholar

Matt Millard

Matt Millard is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, University of California, San Diego.  Matt obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, having previously obtained his master’s degree from Duke University and his undergraduate degree from The Citadel.  Matt was a visiting instructor at Saint Louis University’s Department of Political Science from 2017-2018.  Matt’s research examines how conflict is a learned behavior resulting from prior interactions.  Matt focuses on how alliances, arms races, and disputes in the presence of rivalries are learned behaviors along the steps to war.  An avid mountaineer, Matt is also interested in how geography affects military expenditures and force structure of armies and navies.