Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Kroc Center 
424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC, 29601
Greenville, SC 29601

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Upstate International 
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A Beyond the Headlines Event

   International law has an impact on every American’s life,

    NATO has been at the center of the War in Ukraine since President Vladimir Putin launched a Russian attack in February 2022. Did NATO cause the war? How involved is NATO in the war? How will NATO’s expansion to include Finland and Sweden affect Putin’s perception of NATO? Will NATO allow Ukraine to join the alliance? Will NATO eventually have to intervene directly to save Ukraine? These are the questions we will address in this lecture.

    Brent F. Nelsen is professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University where he has taught since 1990. He received his BA from Wheaton College (IL) and his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching and scholarship focus on Europe and the European Union with an emphasis on religion and politics. His most recent book, co-authored with James L. Guth, is titled, Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration. (Georgetown University Press).

More on the Beyond the Headlines Series

  Beyond the Headlines, a World Affairs Council Upstate event, is a Lunch and Learn speaker series designed to present fact-based information on the most pressing global issues of today. Utilizing academics and research institution leaders, we strive to keep political opinions out of the presentation and allow people to ask their own questions and formulate their own opinions. WAC Upstate programming is provided by Upstate International, a 501(c)3 founded in 1998 that has been empowering people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas for 25 years.

Please plan to join us for this
Tuesday, Janurary 10th at 12:00 pm
Presentations generally run from 12:00-1:30 with plenty of time
to have a lively discussion and ask your specific questions of our speaker after the presentation.
Where: Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville SC 
When: Tuesday, Janurary 10th at 12:00 pm
Attend for FREE or choose one option of lunch for $14