Historian and political scientist Klaas Dykmann is Associate Professor and Director of Studies for Global Studies at Roskilde University in Denmark. As a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation he was awarded his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg in 2003. He taught and researched in the Americas, Europe, India, South Africa, and Australia. Between 2003 and 2005 he was a Thyssen fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and between 2006 and 2010 he worked at the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig. His research interests are international organisations, inter-American and European foreign relations, global human rights and the international civil service.