Michael King

Michael King

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Michael King (@RajaMike) is the director of research at the Organization for the Prevention of Violence. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Michael held several positions in the field of counterterrorism; most recently as senior research advisor at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and the Prevention of Violence, housed within Public Safety Canada, where he helped develop the Government of Canada’s National Strategy on Countering Violence Extremism, and helped establish a community of practice for professionals who work with individuals and families affected by violent extremism. Previously, Michael has done contract work for community-based NGOs, think tanks, and Canada’s Department of Defence and Ministry of Public Safety. He completed a PhD in social psychology at McGill University, where he researched how individuals legitimize the use of terrorism.