Developments in the European Asylum policy Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 18.00 (online, through the link  https://authgr.zoom.us/j/438548836) The Jean Monnet Chair “The fundamentals of European integration: Democracy, institutions and policies” of the School of Political Sciences (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) invites you to the lecture by Ms.  Danai Papadopoulou, staff member of the LIBE Committee of […]

Invitation to an online discussion Trafficking and smuggling of migrants at the times of the coronavirus Wednesday, May  13, 2020, 17.00 (online through the  link  https://authgr.zoom.us/j/438548836) The Jean Monnet Chair “The fundamentals of European integration: Democracy, institutions and policies” of the School of Political Sciences (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)  invites you  to  the  discussion with […]

The ChairJean Monnet “The Foundations of European unification: democracy, institutions and policies” invites you to the lecture by Dr. Brendan Mullan on

“US Politics in 2020: Population, Political Parties and Populists”

Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 18.00.

Room 319 (Law and Political Sciences building)

Brendan Mullan is Associate Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU). He holds a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA (Hons) degree from The Queen’s University, Belfast Northern Ireland. His research focuses on the demographic and socio-political processes underlying public policy, international migration, and globalization. He is the author-editor of 3 books and 90+ scholarly and policy-related publications, presentations and reports on demography, international migration, and public policy. His most recent publications include “Emigration and The Sending State” in The International Handbook of International Migration, (Routledge, 2019); and “The Sociology of Inequality and the Rise of Neo-Inequality” (Sociological Focus, 2017). He teaches Political Sociology, Inequality, Public Policy, and Statistical Methods. For 15+ years, he has co-led the MSU Education Abroad program (“Contemporary Culture, Politics, and Society”) on the island of Lesvos. Dr. Mullan was Associate Dean of the MSU College of Social Science (2006-2008) and Executive Director of the MSU Dubai campus in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2010). Ηe was elected President of the American North Central Sociological Association (2016). He is a charter-founding member of the American Sociological Association’s section on the Sociology of Development and was elected its first secretary-treasurer.

The Chair Jean Monnet had the pleasure to invite, in the context of a lecture, Ms Georgette Lalis, former staff member of the European Commission and former head of the Athens office of the European Commission’s Task Force for Greece (2011-15). Ms Lali gave a particularly interesting lecture on : “The Europeans in Greece during the crisis: what went wrong“.

The lecture took place in the framework of the postgraduate course “European policy, international relations” of the Postgraduate Programme on “Governance and regional development”.

The European Union and the Greek crisis-revisiting the past

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6-9 pm. Hall 319 (Law School Building)

18.00     Registration and welcome words

18.15     Keynote speaker:  Georgette Lalis, former head of the Athens office of the European Commission’s Task Force for Greece (2011-15): “The Europeans in Greece during the crisis: what went wrong

19.15     interventions:  ioannis Papageorgiou Associate Professor, School of Political Sciences: “institutional lessons from the EU crisis”

19.30      Questions-Discussion

20.30     closing intervention.  Georgios Andreou, assistant Professor, School of Political Sciences “the future of the EU after the crisis”

The event is organised by the Jean Monnet Chair “the Foundations of European integration: democracy, institutions and policies” in the framework of the postgraduate course “European policy, international relations” of the Postgraduate Programme on “Governance and regional development”.

  Ms. Georgette Lalis studied law (University of Strasbourg). Between 1981 and2016, she was a civil servant for the European Commission and served as Director of Maritime Transport, Consumer Goods (medicines, vehicles, cosmetics, medical devices, biotechnology), innovation and Energy policy. Between 2011 and 2015, she was the head of the Athens office of the European Commission’ s Task Force team. She was a lawyer and, between 2001 to 2004 she was head of the Ktimatolgio/Hellenic Cadastre.