Prof. Kalypso Nicolaïdis (France/Greece)
Professor of International Relations, Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
“Academia is one way in which we can take part in this transformative vision. Ultimately, it is all about transformation of the self, starting with our own selves, as we speak together and inspire each other. Transforming the self starts with these small circles, and then they spread and spill over. I want to share with all of you my hope and great belief that this movement of Theatre of Transformation Academy will lead to transforming ourselves, the selves around us, our different worlds and academia – and at the end of the day, in bits and pieces, in spite of our often tragic condition, the world itself.”
Professor 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 Cyber studies programme; the programme Rethinking Europe in a Non-European World (RENEW); and the Programme on Global Trade Ethics.
Outside Oxford, she is 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. 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.