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Assistant Professor
Political Science
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802) 656-1107;
Specialty:international relations, particularly relating to disaster relief and human rights, international security, and foreign policy
Biography:Dr. Nelson teaches and researches broadly in the area of international relations. He has published on the subject of military intervention and regime change and is currently working on a project involving international disaster relief. Specifically, he is examining how it is that natural disasters affect international relations and why it is that states sometimes make the decision to refuse various forms of disaster relief. Nelson is also interested in and teaches courses in the areas of international human rights, international security, and foreign policy.