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RSC Director Brigid Laffan reflects on her career and on women in academia

Brigid Laffan, who is just finishing her eight-year term as Director of the Robert Schuman Centre, sat down with her colleague Elena Torta for an extended interview reflecting back on her career and the difficulties of being a woman in academia.

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Jakub Szabó: an economist looking for answers

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Media pluralism and media freedom in danger across Europe – MPM2021

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Three new STG Chairs to focus on global south, health and law

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Our three pillars

We deliver research excellence

Our PhD researchers do a research-intensive programme in Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences. The Max Weber Programme for post-doctoral fellows covers all aspects of an academic career.

We do policy-relevant research

The Robert Schuman Centre carries out research on the major issues facing Europe, bridging the world of academia and practice through interdisciplinary and applied research.

We train current and future leaders

The School of Transnational Governance trains current and future leaders in policy-making beyond the state. The School offers a Master in Transnational Governance, executive education, a policy leader fellowship programme and policy dialogues.

Featured Publication

Justifying Contract in Europe

In Justifying Contract in Europe: Political Philosophies of European Contract Law, Martijn Hesselink explores the normative principles behind debates on European contract law.

Martijn Willem Hesselink


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