Nicole Bacharan is a historian and political analyst. She is a fellow at the Fondation nationale des Sciences Politiques, a board member of the Rendez-vous de l’Histoire de Blois, and keynote or featured speaker at major conferences. She is a frequent expert commentator for top-tier French, American, Belgian, Swiss, and Italian television and radio stations (including TF1, France 2, Europe1, CNN, NBC, and NPR) and regularly publishes op-eds in national and international newspapers and magazines.

Her publications include more than a dozen books on international politics, the United States, and transatlantic affairs, as well as several educational novels for children and young adults. Her most recent books are Le guide des élections américaines (Perrin, 2012) and 11-Septembre: le jour du chaos (with Dominique Simonnet, Perrin, 2011).

She holds advanced degrees from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, the Collège d’Europe de Bruges, and the law school at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 2008, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor.