Menno Francino concluded the master’s program Crisis and Security Management (Leiden University) in 2017. He combined this program with the master’s International Relations in Historical Perspective (Utrecht University). Both programs were concluded by theses about right-wing extremism in the 21st century. Throughout his academic career he focuses on matters of counterterrorism, extremism, and radicalisation. Focussing on a local or national problem, Menno aims to place the matter at hand in both a historical and international context, making it possible to look for a sustainable solution.