Viviane Reding started her career as journalist until being elected as Member of Parliament in Luxembourg in 1979. From 1989 until 1999 she served as Member of European Parliament, where she chaired various committees. In 1999, she was appointed European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth, Media and Sports. She continued to serve as European Commissioner in charge of Information Society and Media from 2004 to 2009. In November 2009, she was appointed first Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. After her last term as Commissioner, she is now back in the European Parliament where she continues her work for citizens' rights. She is Member of the international trade committee and was appointed Rapporteur on TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement). She obtained a doctorate in human science at the University Sorbonne, Paris.