Spyridon Kotsovilis obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill, where he was the Neporany doctoral fellow, and also trained in Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico. His research interests include International Relations (conflict processes, International Law), Comparative Politics (democratization, cyber politics), Teaching Pedagogies, as well as complexity and mixed research methods. He has taught at McGill and the University of Toronto (Scarborough and St. George), and is an associate graduate faculty member at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is participating in the tri-campus Global Leadership program and is the inaugural instructor for its introductory course. He has been the recipient of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science 2018 Superior Teaching award, and of numerous teaching grants, including TDI, Global Classrooms, PEFAL and TLDT. He has also worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders, where he is an elected member of the MSF Canada Association.