Max Hoffman is a Research Associate on the National Security & International Policy team at American Progress, focusing on the U.S. defense budget and the intersection of climate change, human migration, and security concerns. Max graduated with his M.A. in history from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, winning the Compton Prize in American History for his dissertation on the U.S. role in the Cuban Revolution of 1933. A native of the Virgin Islands, Max has studied military history and Spanish in Oxford and Salamanca. Prior to joining American Progress, Max interned on the Hill for the House Armed Services Committee, worked at the United Nations on disarmament and security issues, and worked in public affairs in Boston.