Dr. Leonard Suransky has a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has taught and done research (particularly through the medium of conflict simulation games,) around the world. He has taught at South African universities Witwatersrand, and Durban-Westville; the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht; and a semester at Copenhagen University. He has been in the collegiate leadership of Webster University, headquartered in St. Louis, but particularly in Leiden, the Netherlands, and Accra, Ghana, but also in Thailand. His key research involved the design of scenarios for simulations. particularly in the Middle East and southern Africa, and development policies in west Africa. He has been a consultant for and head of the International Relations Department of Webster University, Accra, Ghana, and has taught courses for the University of the Third Age, Cape Town, on xenophobia, terrorism, populism and currently on China’s New Silk Road. He holds a BA from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.