National Fellow

Michael de Groot

Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellow
Class: 2018
Degrees:
B.A. Stanford University (2011)
M.A. University of Virginia (2014)
School:
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Fields of Interest:
Economic Policy
International Relations
Dream Mentor:
Daniel Sargent (University of California, Berkeley)

Michael de Groot is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia studying twentieth-century international history where his primary fields of interest include U.S. and Soviet foreign relations, political economy, oil and national security, European integration, and globalization. De Groot’s dissertation titled, “Disruption: Economic Globalization and the New World Order of the 1970s,” explores the strategic effects of economic interdependence on the great powers during the 1970s, with special attention to the intersection between globalization and the Cold War. De Groot received his undergraduate degree in history with departmental honors from Stanford University.

Thesis Description

Disruption: Economic Globalization and the New World Order in the 1970’s

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