Former Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

Research Interests:

  • German domestic politics, political parties and electoral geography in Germany
  • Germany on the world stage
  • Foreign and Security Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • History of French-German Relations and of European Integration


Paul Maurice was a Research Fellow at the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri from March 2020 to August 2022, where he specifically worked on issues of German domestic policy and Franco-German relations in the context of European integration. 

Paul Maurice is currently completing a PhD in contemporary history at the Sorbonne University, in co-supervision with the Universität des Saarlandes and is part of research lab UMR Sirice (Sorbonne, Identities, International Relations and Civilizations of Europe). His research focuses on the permanence of traditional elites and their integration into the socialist elite in the German Democratic Republic and more particularly on the figure of the Marxist economic historian Jürgen Kuczynski. Paul Maurice studied contemporary history and international relations at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Freie Universität Berlin. He also teaches Franco-German studies at the Université Paris-Est Créteil and at Sciences Po Rennes. He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History (specializing in Germanic worlds) from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Allemagne d'aujourd'hui

Domaines d'expertise
Allemagne (Cerfa)