Beyond the Headlines: Critical Issues Impacting Our World
Our 2021-2022 WACU Series continues on December 16,
live and in-person, lunch is included.
The previous administration launched a trade war against China. The current administration, to the surprise of many, has not dismantled the center-piece of the war, tariffs on some Chinese imports. Complicating the situation, of course, is the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions to supply chains that have ensued. In this talk, Dr. Nelsen will discuss the origins and conduct of the US trade war with China and how the pandemic has shaped and reshaped it in 2021.
Dr. Brent Nelsen completed his undergraduate study at Wheaton College and then pursued a Masters and Doctorate of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught political science at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina since 1989. He was chair of the Furman Department of Political Science from 2003 to 2009. Nelsen also served as President of the South Carolina Political Science Association from 2009 to 2010 and President of Christians in Political Science from 2004 to 2006. His scholarship focuses on the European Union, especially the role of religion in the formation of attitudes toward European integration.
For over two decades, Dr. Nelsen has been studying the relationship between religion and politics in Europe. He has published several books and journal articles on how religion shapes the attitudes of Europeans toward the EU. Recently, Dr. Nelsen has turned his attention to the rise of populist parties in Europe. For more information and a complete bio click here.