Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and director of the Center for International Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations. She teaches theory of international relations, European integration, international political economy, negotiation and research methods. At Oxford, she has also chaired various research programmes including South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) which runs, inter alia, the Greek-Turkish Network and the programme on the political economy of southeast Europe; the Cyberstudies programme; the programme Rethinking Europe in a Non European World (RENEW); and the Programme on Global Trade Ethics.
Outside Oxford, she is on the Advisory Committee of the Weatherhead Centre of International Affairs at Harvard University, a member of the Council of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) including as advisor for its EU Foreign Policy Scoreboard, as well as a founding member of the Spinelli Group, an editorial board member for the European Political Science Review, a member of the International Advisory Board at The International Spectator and a Board Member at the Conseil scientifique de l’IMéRA, Marseille. Before moving back to Europe, she taught European affairs and international relations at Harvard University where she was associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government, as well as the founder and chair of the Kokkalis Programme on Southeast Europe. She has also held visiting professorships around Europe, including at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, at the College of Europe in Bruges as the professorial chair on Visions of Europe and in Sciences-Po, Paris as Vincent Wright chair.
Professor Nicolaïdis holds a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University, a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, a Master in International Economics and a Diplome Service Public from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. She also studied law and philosophy at the Paris I-Sorbonne. She is of French and Greek nationality with German and Spanish origins.