Michael Kowalski is since 2014 linked to the Institute of Security and Global Affairs as part-time guest researcher working on his Ph.D. thesis on the ethical dimensions of counterterrorism. Michael is co-founder and member of the steering committee of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues . He is certified as facilitator in Socratic Dialogues and as facilitator of Moral Case Deliberations, a central tool in his application of ethics in the field of counterterrorism. Michael holds a M.A. in Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (1997), a M.A. in Political Science of the University of Amsterdam (1996) and a B.A. in Political Science, Social Science and History of the University of Bremen, Germany (1993).