G. Nelson Bass, Ph.D., J.D., was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2014-2015, and was a finalist for the Faculty of the Year award at the 2014-2015 Student Life Achievement Awards. In 2012, Bass and several dedicated students created the Nova International Relations Association (NIRA), which serves as NSU’s Model United Nations Team. NIRA has gone on to win numerous awards at both the Florida Model United Nations Conference (FMUN) and the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN) in Charlotte, N.C. In addition, each fall NIRA hosts a High School MUN Conference with local high schools on NSU’s campus. He is the Managing Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Class, Race and Corporate Power, and his own research focuses on the ways in which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) interact with U.S. foreign policy abroad.