Almost from the moment that I arrived at the Schuman Centre, I was engaging with high-level policymakers and world-leading scholars. The year was intense, immensely rewarding, and unlike anything else that's out there. Nowhere else would I have regular lunches with a leading EU Commission diplomat and a global team of experts across the field of cultural pluralism: migration, ethnicity, race, with perhaps a former US ambassador or some other figure from the world of diplomacy who just happens to be at the coffee bar. Finally, the dynamism and support from the Centre's Director, Brigid Laffan, makes the Schuman a place where true innovation just happens- always.
James Renton, Jean Monnet Fellow 2016-2017
My time as a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Center was great; it was both professionally valuable and personally enjoyable for me. The Schuman Center and EUI provides a highly accessible, stimulating environment with seminars, workshops, and varied social events such as hiking and music; and at the same time the campus and excellent library invite solitude and inspiration for scholarly pursuits of all kinds. The focus of my research while at EUI was on climate change economics, and I found a small group of engaged economists to share ideas with. In addition, I found opportunities to discuss and learn about other topics that interest me, including international law. The facilities at EUI are excellent and the staff make it easy to learn the system and feel welcome.
William Jaeger, Visting Fellow 2016-2017 (Professor Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University)