Former Director Brigid Laffan reflects on her career and on women in academia (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

“Unless you have a significant number, a ‘critical mass’ of women at decision-making level, the one or two women present are the ones carrying the burden. The more women around the table, the more the perspective that they bring is heard.” – Brigid Laffan

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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