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Matthew Dallek is a former visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Columbia University and a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His first book is entitled The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics. The Washington Post selected it as a "Book World Rave," and the Chicago Tribune picked it as a "Choice Selection" in 2000.
Dallek's areas of interest include the history of liberalism and conservatism since 1945; bipartisanship and coalition-building; the intersection of rhetoric and presidential power; and the history of homeland security from World War II to the War on Terror. He is an Associate Academic Director of the University of California Washington Center, where he teaches history and politics. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Shapiro Fellow at George Washington University, and his articles and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications including Politico, the Washington Post, NYTimes.com, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Atlantic, US News, and NY Daily News. He has also conducted television, radio, and print interviews with CNN International, ABCNewsNow, Voice of America and the New York Times among other media outlets.
He has worked as a speechwriter for former House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, and for former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission William E. Kennard. He lives in Washington, D.C.