Schmidt, Mária (1953, historian, professor, Hungary): She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University with degrees in History and German Language and Literature. She acquired her doctoral degree in 1985 and her Ph.D. degree in 1999. She has been a lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University since 1996. She acquired the title "Dr. habil." in 2005. She has been a university professor since 2010. She has been a guest lecturer of several prestigious foreign universities. Between 1998 and 2002 she was the chief advisor to the Prime Minister. She is the Director-General of the 20th Century Institute, the 21st Century Institute and the House of Terror Museum.