Dr. Michael King is the OPV’s Director of Research. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He held several positions in the field of counterterrorism within the Government of Canada; most recently as Senior Research Advisor at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and the Prevention of Violence, housed within Public Safety Canada. Previously, Mike 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 from McGill University, where he researched how individuals legitimize the use of terrorism.