The professor at the EUI's Robert Schuman Centre will join the board on 1 January 2019.
The Hertie School of Governance welcomes a new member to its Board of Trustees on 1 January 2019. Brigid Laffan, Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence, will become the board’s latest member. Laffan brings deep knowledge and experience of research and teaching at European universities to the Hertie School board.
Brigid Laffan’s research at the Robert Schuman Centre focuses on European integration. Recent publications include her co-edited book Core-periphery Relations in the European Union (London: Routledge, 2016) and ‘Europe’s Union in Crisis: Tested and Contested’, Special Issue, West European Politics, 2016. She was previously Vice-President of University College Dublin and Principal of the College of Human Sciences. In 2005, she was elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and in 2010 received the Ordre nationale du Mérite from the President of the French Republic. Her scholarship has been recognised by the THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research on European Integration in 2012 and the Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to the development of European Studies in 2014 by UACES.
The school also bids farewell to board members Gunnar Folke Schuppert and Klaus Mangold, whose terms ended in December 2018.