Dr Michele Groppi is a Teaching Fellow in Challenges to the International Order in the Defence Studies Department (DSD), King's College London.
He obtained his BA from Stanford University (Honors) in International Relations with a thesis focusing on trade and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After moving to Israel, he got an MA (Summa Cum Laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Michele joined King's PhD Programme in Defence Studies in 2013, concentrating on Islamist radicalisation in Italy. Through extensive field work, he concluded the largest quantitative and qualitative investigation in the field, sparking discussion within Italian academia and governmental institutions.
Dedicated to the internationalisation of the study of security, Michele founded the International Team for the Study of Security - Verona, a cultural association linked to DSD exploring multiple facets of international security, ranging from terrorism to climate change, from great power competition to pandemics, from energy security to space militarisation.