Dr. Michail Theodosiadis is an academic researcher working in the field of International Political Theory and History of Political Thought. 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 and Byzantine strands of cosmopolitanism to the improvement of peace prospects between nations. Another cluster of his research looks at the Greek diaspora in tandem with Cultural Diplomacy. Dr. Theodosiadis frequently consults with NATO and diplomats about crisis management, 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 he is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Byzantine Political Thought at Charles University (Prague). He is also a Scientific Advisor in Public Diplomacy in the Middle-East, focused particularly on the Kurdish Region of Iraq. He has contributed (A) to the creation of academic bridges between Greece and Iraq, and (B) to the establishment of networks through round-table discussions with minority and religious leaders on issues related to peace-making. Dr. Theodosiadis has presence in the Greek and Iraqi media.
Dr. Theodosiadis is an external External Engagement Coordinator of the organisation Study in Greece, and has contributed to the development of summer school courses on ancient Greece, Byzantium and modern liberalism (2022 and 2023) in Athens. He has also published articles in international peer-reviewed academic journals (Polis: Revista de Stiinte Politice, Mare Nostrum, Dia-noesis and Theologia). He has worked as a reviewer for the following journals; Constellations, Religions, Philosophies, Histories, International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement. Currently, he is editing his monograph on ancient Greek and American republicanism. Finally, he is collaborating with the Dia-noesis: a Journal of Philosophy (role: editor-in-chief for the special issue: The Byzantine world and its cultural surroundings).