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Dr. Michele Groppi is currently a Teaching Fellow at the Defence Studies Department. Before joining DSD as a GTA, Michele has lived and studied in Italy, the US, and Israel, exploring mechanisms and dilemmas of international relations, international security, and counter-terrorism.

During his academic journey, Michele has carried out extensive field-work in the Palestinian Territories and Italy, scrutinizing people’s views on religiously motivated violence and empirically testing renowned theories of international relations, terrorism, and radicalisation.

In addition to Islamist radicalisation in Italy and Europe, Michele’s research interests include terrorism, counter-terrorism, international and national security, and history of the international system.

Currently, Michele is also a research associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and is a member of the Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies (ITSTIME). He gave presentations at a number of embassies and at the Italian Parliament.