Associate Director, National Security and International Policy
Expertise: Turkey, climate migration security, food security, defense policy
Max Hoffman is the Associate Director for the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress, focusing on Turkey and the Kurdish regions, U.S. defense budgeting and policy, and the intersection of climate change, human migration, and security concerns. He has organized and undertaken repeated research trips to Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Germany, and India.
Prior to joining American Progress, Hoffman worked on disarmament and security issues for the United Nations, interned for the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, and worked in public affairs in Boston. Hoffman has been published in a range of academic and news outlets, including The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Politico, and has appeared on TV and radio programs to discuss his work. Hoffman received his M.A. in history from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he won the Compton Prize for American History for his dissertation on the U.S. role in the Cuban Revolution of 1933. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hoffman has studied military history and Spanish in Oxford, United Kingdom and Salamanca, Spain and traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.