Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Kalypso Nicolaïdis
pas labex
pas Eurias

dates de séjour

01/09/2010 - 31/12/2010


Sciences politiques

Fonction d’origine

Professeure de sciences politiques

Institution d’origine

Département de politiques et de relations internationales, Université d'Oxford (Royaume-Uni)

Fonction actuelle


Institution actuelle

Centre for International Studies, Université d'Oxford (Royaume-Uni)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Mutual recognition among Nations: from state of mind to state of world

Kalypso Nicolaïdis’ work is definitely interdisciplinary spanning international relations, political philosophy, history, economics, European law, international law and anthropology. During her residence, she will be working on a project exploring the multifaceted dilemma, conflicts and promises associated with living in a world of differences, a world where nomads and settlers need to agree on ground rules for their interaction and where temptations for homogenization and “the search for oneness” need to be resisted. Her normative agenda revolves around the idea of mutual recognition – alternatively defined as a philosophical concept on how individual or groups relate to each other to a foundational norm in international relations and a form of governance between states, to a legal principle governing the integration of markets as exemplified in the EU or the global trading system. Mutual recognition as both a state of mind and a state of the world (a diplomatic, regulatory or legal norm) provides a common point d’orgue to issues of special interest in the IMERA context, including specifically Euro-Mediterranean relations and the “echoes of colonialisms” in the region.


Nicolaïdis 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 Oxford, she taught European affairs and international relations at Harvard University where she was associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government. 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, in Sciences-Po, Paris as Vincent Wright chair, and at the School of Transnational Governance in the European University Institute. At Oxford, she chairs the RENEW programme (Rethinking Europe in a Non European World), the Euro-Mediterranean network RAMSES, coordinated by the Maison Mediterraneenne des Sciences de l'Homme in Aix en Provence, and the EU-WTO Oxford programme in collaboration with the German Marshall Fund. She has been advising Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou on European affairs since 1996 and chaired the International Group of Expert Advisors on the Convention for the Future of Europe and the Greek Presidency. She was advisor to the Dutch presidency of the EU  and worked with the European Commission on the White Paper on Governance (subsidiarity, global governance), She produced a report on the European Neighborhood Policy for the European Parliament.