Matthew Levinger was Director of the Academy for Genocide Prevention at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 2005-2007. Until 2005, he was associate professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon; he has also taught at Stanford University. His research and teaching have focused on the history of nationalism and revolutionary political theory in modern Europe, as well as the history of genocide during the twentieth century. He is the author of Enlightened Nationalism: The Transformation of Prussian Political Culture, 1806-1848 (Oxford, 2000) and coauthor of The Revolutionary Era, 1789-1850 (Norton, 2002). He received his B.A. from Haverford College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. From January 2003 to January 2004 he was a William C. Foster Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, where he worked on initiatives for atrocities early warning and prevention in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In 2004-2005, he worked as a consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, developing plans for the Academy for Genocide Prevention.