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High Noon series kicks off Sept. 28 with “Brexit” lecture

Residents of the United Kingdom voted in June to leave the European Union, the 28-nation bloc that was formed just after World War II.  How did that happen and what does that decision mean for Britain, the EU, the United States and the world?

Dr. Brent Nelsen
Dr. Brent Nelsen

Furman University political science professor Brent Nelsen will address that subject when he opens the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Sept. 28 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

His lecture, “Brexit: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going?,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Nelsen’s talk is the first of six High Noon lectures that will take place this fall. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays. A complete schedule of the High Noon lectures is available on Furman’s website.

Nelsen, who joined the Furman faculty in 1990, teaches courses on Europe and the European Union and is the co-author of Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of European Integration.  A graduate of Wheaton College, he holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

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