Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she is also the Director of the Centre for International Studies. She is a member of the Council of the ECRF, a founding member of the Spinelli Group and also the chair of South East European Studies at Oxford. She was a member of the Gonzales reflection group mandated by the European Council to submit a report on the future of Europe 2030 and advised Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou on European affairs between 1996 and 2004. Nicolaïdis chaired the International Group of Expert Advisors on the Convention for the Future of Europe and the Greek 2003 Presidency. She was an advisor to the Nexus Institute and the 2004 Dutch presidency of the EU on the theme of ‘Europe: a Beautiful Idea’, a policy-academia dialogue. She has worked with the European Parliament on White Papers and was also asked to write a report on the European Neighbourhood Policy.