In Memoriam: Barbara Delcourt-Fazzi

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Barbara Delcourt-Fazzi passed away on 9 September 2017. Barbara was Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the centre REPI (Recherche et Enseignement en Politique Internationale). Throughout her career, she held several posts and always carried out her responsibilities with great competence. She was a dynamic and highly esteemed ESIL Board member from 2008 to 2012. Barbara was also a passionate researcher and published many papers on issues as diverse as EU foreign policy, managing international conflicts, international security and the use of force, conflicts in the Balkans, and the sociology of International Law. Everything she did highlighted her intellectual independence, critical mind and outstanding intelligence. Leaving us much too early at 49, Barbara will be sorely missed by her scientific community. All those who knew her will always remember her benevolent and caring nature, her sense of humour, her lively mind and her kind smile. Today our thoughts are very much with her husband Olivier, her sons Martin and Hugo, and their family and friends.