Dr. Michail Theodosiadis is an International Political Theory and Historian of Political Thought. Currently, he is a lecturer of Political Theory (with emphasis on security and international peace), MA supervisor, as well as a mediator for the development of projects and academic collaborations at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), an English-speaking higher education institution in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is also a post-doctoral researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, focused on Byzantine philosophy.. He has taught Byzantine Political Thought at Charles University (Prague) in collaboration with the 4EU+ Alliance.
His research and teaching interests lie (A) in the comparative examination of ancient Greek concepts of democracy (with emphasis on concepts related to political participation) and American democratic political traditions; (B) in the contribution of ancient Greek, Arabic, and Byzantine strands of cosmopolitanism to the improvement of peace prospects between nations; (C) in topics related to security, transnational conflict and cosmopolitanism; and (D) in the comparative examination of Western, Byzantine, and Islamic intellectual histories. Another cluster of his research looks at the Greek diaspora in tandem with Cultural Diplomacy. Dr. Theodosiadis participates in discussions with diplomats on issues related to cultural property, democracy, transnational peace, and cooperation..
Dr. Theodosiadis completed his PhD in Politics and International Relations (with emphasis on Political Theory and History of Political Thought) at Goldsmiths, University of London. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. While working for the Study in Greece, Dr. Theodosiadis has participated in programmes for the internationalization of Greek universities, which design post-graduate degree courses that will be certified by Greek and foreign institutions of higher education. Such programs are expected to attract students from the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean and Asian countries.
Dr. Theodosiadis has played a role in creating networks by organizing round-table discussions with minority and religious leaders to discuss peacebuilding issues. He has been featured in Greek and Iraqi media and has had his articles published in various Greek and international peer-reviewed academic journals, including Polis: Revista de Stiinte Politice, TripleC, Mare Nostrum, Dia-noesis, Theologia, and Religions. Currently, he is editing his monograph on ancient Greek and American republicanism, which is expected to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2024. Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for Constellations, Religions (received 2022 Outstanding Awards), Philosophies, Histories, and the International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement. He is also an Associate Editor for the Greek journals Dia-noesis and Φιλοσοφεῖν [Philosophein].