Hélène Miard-Delacroix, specializing in Germanic history, has served as Professor of Contemporary German History and Civilization at the University Paris-Sorbonne since 2008. She studied at the École normale supérieure de Fontenay, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po Paris until obtaining her doctorate in 1989 and her Habilitation à diriger des recherches (accreditation to supervise research) in 2002. A member of the UMR Sirice and the Labex EHNE, her research focuses on Germany in international relations, the history of the Federal Republic, contemporary German society, and Franco-German relations in Europe. Her last three books are Le défi européen. Histoire franco-allemande de 1963 à nos jours (Villeneuve d’Ascq: Septentrion, 2011), 50 ans de relations franco-allemandes, with Reiner Marcowitz, eds. (Paris: Nouveau Monde, 2012), and a biography: Willy Brandt (Paris: Fayard, 2013). She is a member of the scientific committee of a number of major German and Franco-German historical institutions.