Matthew Connelly, Professor-Department of History at Columbia University who works in international and global history, is a Visiting Scholar for the Framing the Global project. His current research is on planning and predictions, especially for planetary threats like nuclear war and pandemics, challenging subjects, since the historical record is vast and a large but indeterminate part of it remains classified. He is currently working with computer scientists and statisticians to try to uncover the scope and nature of official secrecy, and perhaps even venture predictions about what a fuller accounting might reveal.
Professor Connelly received his B.A. from Columbia (1990) and his Ph.D. from Yale (1997). His publications include A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (2002), and Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population (2008). He has written research articles in Comparative Studies in Society and History, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The American Historical Review, The Review francaise d'histoire d'Outre-mer, and Past & Present. He has also published commentary on international affairs in The Atlantic Monthly and The National Interest.