Matthew Turpin is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he specializes in U.S. policy toward the People’s Republic of China, economic statecraft, and technology innovation. He is also a senior advisor at Palantir Technologies. From 2018-2019, Turpin served as the U.S. NSC’s Director for China and the Senior Advisor on China to the Secretary of Commerce. In these roles, he was responsible for managing the interagency effort to develop and implement U.S. Government policies on the People’s Republic of China.
Prior to this, Matthew served for over two decades in the U.S. Army in various combat units in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He was also an assistant professor of history at the US Military Academy at West Point. From 2013 until his retirement from the Army in 2017, Matthew served as an advisor on the People’s Republic of China to the chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs o Staff in the Pentagon, and was assigned to assist the Deputy Secretary of Defense with the Defense Innovation Initiative — a program to examine the impact of great power competition on the Department of Defense, and the role of innovation in U.S. defense policy.
Turpin has his M.A in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. from the US Military Academy at West Point.