Matthew LeRiche

Senior Fellow

Matthew LeRiche is a lecturer in international politics, conflict security and development.


He is an expert in political and conflict risk analysis, initially specializing in the political and security dynamics of South Sudan where he has worked since 2006. Whilst studying for a PhD at King’s College London, he undertook extensive field research in South Sudan and East Africa on humanitarianism and its impact on the conduct of war.

While working in the field he was able to establish and develop relations with all levels of actors from local communities to high-level commanders of rebel armies and government. More recently, as Visiting Assistant Professor at Memorial University and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics, Matthew has been involved in research on the history of norms and war in Sudan, peacebuilding and East African security, among other topics.

Furthermore, he has been engaged as a Security Sector Reform consultant and adviser focused on Defence education institutions.