Hylke Dijkstra (H.)

Prof. Dr. Hylke Dijkstra is Full Professor of International Security and Cooperation (Hoogleraar in Internationale Veiligheid en Samenwerking) at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He is an expert in global governance, multilateralism and international organizations. He studies how increasing geopolitics and the deteriorating relations between states affect prospects for international cooperation.

Hylke Dijkstra is the Principal Investigator of an ERC research project on the decline and death of international organizations. He is also the Project Coordinator of the Horizon project ENSURED on how the EU and its members can transform global governance. At Maastricht, he serves as the Director of the Research Programme Politics and Culture in Europe.

Hylke Dijkstra is a member of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken). He was previously Programme Director of the MA in European Studies, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Security Policy, and member of the Board of the Dutch Political Science Association, the Advisory Council of the Netherlands Institute of Governance, and the Steering Committee of the OSCE Network of Academic Institutions.

Hylke Dijkstra holds a PhD in Political Science (cum laude) from Maastricht. He read Contemporary European Studies (MPhil) in Cambridge. He previously worked as a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he was also affiliated to Nuffield College. 

Hylke Dijkstra has published extensively on international organizations, including the European Union, NATO and the United Nations, in Cooperation and Conflict, European Journal of International RelationsGlobal Governance, Global PolicyInternational Peacekeeping, Journal of Common Market StudiesJournal of European IntegrationJournal of European Public Policy and The Review of International Organizations. He is author of International Organization (with Rittberger/Zangl/Kruck) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), International Organizations and Military Affairs (Routledge, 2016) and Policy-Making in EU Security and Defense (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Hylke Dijkstra is the winner of the 2008 prize for best article in European Foreign Affairs Review for scholars under the age of thirty-five. For his dissertation, he received the Otto von der Gablentz Academic Prize and the G.A. Van Poelje Prize.