Kalypso Nicolaïdis (born in 1962) holds a Ph.D. 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. 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. Nicolaïdis is currently a Professor in International Relations and Director of the European Studies Centre at Oxford University. Professor Nicolaïdis has been much involved in European politics. She was an advisor to the Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou on European affairs in 1996 and advisor to the Dutch presidency of the EU on the theme of ‘Europe: a Beautiful Idea’ in 2004. Nicolaïdis also worked with the European Commission on the White Paper on Governance as well as a trade and regulation expert for UNCTAD and the OECD. Most recently, she produced a report on the European Neighbourhood Policy for the European Parliament.