Alumni (National Fellow)

Michael de Groot

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


Michael De Groot successfully defended his dissertation, “Disruption: Economic Globalization and the New World Order of the 1970s,” in May 2018 in which he explored the strategic effects of economic interdependence on the great powers during the 1970’s with special attention to the intersection between globalization and the Cold War. During his tenure as a National Fellow, Michael was also the 2017-18 Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellow with International Security Studies at Yale University.

Michael’s primary fields of interest include Soviet and U.S. foreign relations, political economy, oil and national security, European integration, and globalization. Michael received his doctorate in international history from the College of Arts and Sciences in August, 2018. He is a postdoctoral fellow with Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, and will be an Assistant Professor of International Studies at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies in the fall of 2019.

Thesis Description:

Disruption: Economic Globalization and the New World Order in the 1970’s
Drawing on archival research in eight countries and five languages, his dissertation examines the global economic disruptions of the 1970s, and the challenges and opportunities they presented to the advanced industrial states on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

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