Terri Givens

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2018
Contact: Dean Adams, dean@secretagentservices.biz

Please see fall schedule and recent media following the release

Dr. Terri E. Givens
Consultant, Author and Speaker

American Political Scientist and Consultant, Dr. Terri E. Givens speaks at Qatar’s Doha Forum 
“Changing Societies: The Rise of Populist Politics and its Impact on Social Movements, Values, and Policies”

Menlo Park, CA – American political scientist and consultant, Dr. Terri E. Givens will participate in the 18th Doha Forum in Qatar. Accepting an invitation from the Doha Forum and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Dr. Givens will join the international policy forum as a panelist for the “Changing Societies: The Rise of Populist Politics and its Impact on Social Movements, Values, and Policies” session on December 16, 2018.

The panel also includes: Moderator: Mohammed Al Masri, Executive Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies; Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University; and Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Dr. Terri E. Givens is a Political Scientist and a consultant to educational technology companies and educational institutions. A sought-after expert and speaker, she has lectured and served on panels at international and national conferences on topics as diverse as immigration politics, the radical right, minorities, the globalization of public policy and how to manage life in academia. (See fall schedule below.)

A popular writer, blogger and social media enthusiast, Dr. Givens can be found online at TerriGivens.com, her column at Inside Higher Ed and on Twitter @TerriGivens. She is currently based in Menlo Parl, CA and very active in the community, having been a member of several nonprofit boards and is a fitness enthusiast.

She was the Provost of Menlo College from July 2015 to June 2018. From fall 2003 until spring 2015 she was a Professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin where she also served as Vice Provost for International Activities and Undergraduate Curriculum from 2006 to 2009, Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center’s European Union Center of Excellence, and Co-Director of the Longhorn Scholars Program.

She directed the Center for European Studies and the France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies from 2004-2006. Her faculty appointments included the LBJ School of Public Affairs, European Studies, and she was affiliated with the Center for Women and Gender Studies, Center for African and African-American Studies and was a Fellow in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Law and Security.

She was a faculty member in the Political Science Department at the University of Washington from 1999 to 2003. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from Stanford University. Her academic interests include radical right parties, immigration politics, and the politics of race in Europe. She has conducted extensive research in the European Union, particularly in France, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Britain. She is the author/editor of several books on immigration policy, European politics and security, including Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, Immigration Policy and Security and Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe. Her most recent book is Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe (Oxford University Press, May 2014).

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Fall 2018 Speaking and Conference Schedule: 
NACADA Conference, Phoenix, AZ
September 30 – October 3

“Immigration and Refugee Policy in the U.S. and Europe – The Impact of Electoral Politics”
October 3, 12:00 p.m., Tempe Campus, Arizona State University

“Immigration, Race and Religion in Europe – Policy and Politics in the 21st Century”
October 15, 4:00 p.m., University of Georgia (6:00 p.m. Reception at the Willson Center)

“Using Data and Assessment to Address Diversity Challenges”
October 16, 9:45 a.m., University of Georgia

“The Radical Right in Europe”
October 17, 10:00 a.m., Emory University

“Immigration, Race and Religion in Europe – Policy and Politics in the 21st Century”
October 17, 3:00 p.m., Georgia Institute of Technology

“Immigration, Race and Religion in Europe – Policy and Politics in the 21st Century”
October 18, 3:00 p.m., University of Alabama

“Nativism and White Supremacy: Oregon, the U.S., and Europe” Panel:
November 1, 6:30 p.m., University of Oregon

“Towards an Inclusive Workplace: Being a change Agent From Wherever You Are”
November 7, 4:00 p.m. University of Alberta Faculty Club


Political thinkers weigh in on Trumpism and the future of Alberta politics
The Star, Edmonton, November 9, 2018

Interview with Dr. Terri Givens
Teaching Matters, WOUB Public Radio, October 16, 2018

Dr. Terri E. Givens (Consultant, Political Scientist, Speaker and Author) is interviewed by Toni Haastrup (Editor-in-Chief of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies) about her research on European politics, migration and issues of diversity academia. This interview took place in advance at the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 48th Annual Conference (https://www.uaces.org/bath) on 3rd September 2018, where Dr. Givens delivered the JCMS Annual Lecture 2018.