Professor Peter Neumann
Professor Peter Neumann was appointed as the OSCE Special Representative on the Fight against Radicalization by the Austrian Chairmanship in 2017. Neumann is a Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. He also serves as Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR), which he founded in early 2008.
He has authored or co-authored five books, including Old and New Terrorism and The Strategy of Terrorism (with M.L.R Smith). He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, dealing with different aspects of terrorism and radicalization, especially ‘homegrown’ radicalization in Western countries. Shorter articles and opinion pieces have appeared in, among others, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, and the International Herald Tribune.
He has taught courses on terrorism, counterterrorism, intelligence, radicalization and counter-radicalization at King's College London and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he continues to serve as adjunct professor. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin, and a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. Before becoming an academic, he worked as a radio journalist in Germany.