Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

Matt Wilson is deputy director for the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program.

From 2008 to 2014, Wilson worked with the Open Society Scholarship Programs, where he managed program development, university partnerships, and oversight of undergraduate and graduate level scholarships for activists from Asia and the Balkans. He had a particular focus on program development in Burma, Southeast Asia, and South Korea, where he helped pilot one of the first private scholarship programs for North Korean defectors.

Prior to joining Open Society, he worked for Long Island University’s Global College as associate director, co-leading undergraduate students on nine-month academic programs focused on social justice in Thailand, India, and Turkey. In 2007 he interned for the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Yakin Erturk.

Wilson received his BA from Rhodes College and in May of 2014 completed an MA in human rights studies from Columbia University.