Peter Neumann

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Peter Neumann

Professor of Security Studies, King’s College London

Peter R. Neumann is Professor of Security Studies at King's College London, where he founded and directed the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). He is also a Research Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford and Senior Researcher at the European Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN-PS). 

Professor Neumann has published widely on issues related to radicalisation, extremism, terrorism, and counter-terrorism, including Radicalized: New Jihadists and the Threat to the West (IB Tauris, 2016) and Bluster: Donald Trump’s War on Terror (Oxford University Press, 2020). His most recent book publication – The New World Disorder (Scribe, 2023) – is an intellectual history of Western foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. He also served as editor of the four-volume Major Works Collection: Radicalization (Routledge, 2015). 

As well as being involved in research and writing, he has advised Western governments and international institutions on issues related to countering extremism and terrorism, and has served as OSCE Special Representative on Countering Violent Extremism in 2017. Over the course of his career, he has been a visiting or adjunct professor at Sciences Po (Lyon), Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Professor Neumann holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London and Master’s degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Before becoming an academic, he worked as a radio journalist in Germany. 

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