Dennis Galvan, Division of Global Engagement

Dennis Galvan

Professor, Political Studies and Global Studies
Dean and Vice Provost, Division of Global Engagement
Practice Areas: International Development, Developing Countries, Poverty, Global Inequality, Westernization, West Africa, Indonesia, Islam, Ethnic Conflict, Nation Building, Democratization

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Dennis Galvan is an academic expert in international development, global inequality, westernization, ethnic conflict, nation building and democratization. Dennis looks at culture and development, ethnic conflict, nation building, marketization and democratization. He is especially interested in the backlash against westernization and western culture in predominately Muslim areas such as West Africa and Indonesia. Dennis can also comment on topics such as the spread of Islamic extremism, terrorism in West Africa and Southeast Asia, US foreign policy in the developing world, the post-Arab Spring backlash and global economic inequality.

Recent Media: 
Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students (Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 9, 2020)
Pop-up campuses (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oct. 9, 2017)
Trump rhetoric spurs Oregon universities to double down on welcoming immigrants, Dreamers (The Oregonian, Sept. 25, 2017)
Two dozen UO students earn top study-abroad awards (Around the O, May 24, 2016)
Saudi alumna’s gift launches new Global Health Program (Around the O, Feb. 1, 2016)
Six UO students awarded Gilman scholarships; UO now 11th nationally (Around the O, June 9, 2015)