Nicholas Wheeler

Nicholas Wheeler

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies
European and Eurasian Studies

Background and Education

Nicholas Wheeler is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His research interests include European state-building and political change, international political economy and the politics of globalization.

Dr. Wheeler has served as an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia. He is a prolific writer and speaker whose conference papers and talks have been featured by the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the American Political Science Association, and the Council for European Studies among many. He has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the University of Colorado, Brigham Young University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’s European Studies Program.

Dr. Wheeler received his BS in Political Science from Utah State University and his PhD from the University of Virginia.

2015-07-29 00:00:00 
Fall 2016 
This course pro...
This course provides an introduction to the economic and political integration of the European Community and the European Union and its institutions. Originally designed as a simple economic arrangement, the evolution and expansion of the European Union represents an unprecedented attempt at supranational integration that has resulted in a body of institutions that exert profound influence in global economic and political affairs. The material covered in the class will consist of a blend of the historical context, the key ideas, events and unintended consequences that illuminate and inform various competing theoretical paradigms that try to explain Europe’s dramatic transformation.