Dr. Alexandros Kyriakidis was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) from 2021-2023. He holds a PhD in International and European Studies (distinction) from the University of Macedonia (Greece), completed under a full scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), an MPhil in Politics from the University of Sheffield (UK), an MSc in Global Politics from the University of Southampton (UK), and a BA in Political Science from the College of Wooster (Ohio, USA). He is also currently serving as the Head of Operations and Research at the Center for Research on Democracy and Law of the University of Macedonia in Greece, and has been appointed as Principal Investigator in the 2-year research program of the Center titled “Observatory of Government Restrictive Measures for the COVID-19 pandemic” (GovRM-COVID19). He has served as a Visiting Researcher in Rhodes College (Tennessee, USA) and as a Researcher in multiple EU-focused funded research programs, and he is currently representing Greece as one of the two Greek Management Committee members in three EU-funded COST Actions. He has authored a number of chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, book reviews, and academic blogs, and has presented papers in a number of national and international conferences, on EU politics and law, Greek politics, International Relations and Comparative Politics.