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“Is the U.S. in Decline?” Professor Brent Nelsen delivers High Noon lecture Nov. 14

NOVEMBER 12, 2012
by Vince Moore, Director of News and Media Relations

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“Is the United States in Decline?”  Furman political science professor Brent Nelsen will address that question when he delivers the High Noon lecture at the Upcountry History Museum/Furman Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Dr. Brent Nelsen

His talk, which begins at noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the History Museum, is the final lecture of the fall series.

According to Nelsen, scholars and commentators around the world have been sorrowfully (or gleefully) proclaiming the end of the American era in global politics. Are they correct? Is America in steep decline? If so, what will a world without a strong United States look like in 50 years? If not, how long will America be able to manage an increasingly complex global community?

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman University is located at 540 Buncombe Street on Heritage Green in downtown Greenville. All lectures are free and last approximately one hour.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-2185 or e-mail Marie Newman-Rogers at

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