Dr. Matthew LeRiche is the Director of the Global Leadership Center and the War and Peace Studies Program. He is also the Assistant Professor of Global Studies. He earned his Ph.D. and Masters of Research Department of War Studies at King’s College London, and his B.A. in Political Science and Law & Society at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
As an expert analyst of Sudan, South Sudan and East African political and security issues, LeRiche contributes to various publications, including the Huffington Post and Global Brief, and frequently comments on camera regarding African politics, development and security issues. He also has produced and written several documentary films about Sudan and South Sudan.
His coauthored book, “South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence,” published by Hurst and Co. and Oxford University Press, explains how South Sudan became the world’s newest state. He has also written about the approach of integrating armed groups after peace agreements and other aspects of post-conflict security sector reform as a part of peace building. In addition, LeRiche works as adviser on defense education supporting security sector reform programming. Additional information can be found on the Global Leadership Center website.