Isabelle Duyvesteyn is Professor of International Studies/Global History at the Institute of History at Leiden University. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Netherlands Defence Academy. She completed her PhD at the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London. Previously she has worked at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’, the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands and the Department of History of International Relations at Utrecht University. She is an Aspasia and VIDI laureate. She is a former member of the National Advisory Council for International Affairs (AIV), which advises the government on issues of peace and security (2008-2020). From 2012 to 2017 she held the Special Chair in Strategic Studies at the Political Science Institute of Leiden University. She is a member of several publisher, book series and journal editorial boards.