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Peter Jenkins, PhD, is a lawyer who is an expert in virtual worlds, social media, simulations, game theory and international law and relations. He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, where he teaches a course in the Law & Ethics of Social Media. In 2016, he was a Visiting Professor at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy, where he taught a course on the comparative law of freedom of speech. While completing his doctorate at Osgoode, he taught in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and was a Research Fellow at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. He has presented his research at many institutions around the globe including the University of Tampere, the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics & Political Science, the University of Osnabrueck, the University of Toronto, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia and Beijing Normal University. He is currently writing a book about the effects of cognitive biases in international conflicts, which is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017. Some of his recent publications are available on the Social Science Research Network where he is in the top 2% of authors world-wide. He has been quoted and mentioned in numerous scholarly journals and books as well as in regular media such as the New York Times and Canadian Lawyer magazine. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the State Bar of California.

He is married, with two children and is currently based in Toronto.