The Chair Jean Monnet “The Fundamentals of European Integration: Democracy, Institutions and Policies” invites you to the lecture by Dr. Brendan Mullan on


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


Friday 30 October 2020 at 16.00 (online)


The lecture will be given through the zoom platform (

Meeting ID: 921 238 288 no password required.


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.