Dr Hylke Dijkstra is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, where he was also affiliated to Nuffield College. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Security Policy.

Hylke Dijkstra holds a PhD in Political Science (cum laude) from Maastricht University. He read Contemporary European Studies (MPhil) in Cambridge and European Studies (BA) and Economics (BSc) in Maastricht. During his graduate and undergraduate studies, he spent short periods at Yale University, the Corvinus University of Budapest and Stockholm University. He also worked for the Dutch EU Presidency at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and DG Enlargement of the European Commission.

Hylke Dijkstra is interested in the role of international organizations in the area of security. He has published extensively on policy-making in the context of the European Union, NATO and the United Nations, including in Cooperation and Conflict, European Integration Online Papers, International Peacekeeping, Journal of European Public Policy and the Review of International Organizations. He is author of International Organizations and Military Affairs (Routledge, 2016) and Policy-Making in EU Security and Defense (Palgrave, 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.
MPhil in European Studies, University of Cambridge (2007)
PhD in Political Science, Maastricht University (2011)