Nicholas J. Bell is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in public opinion and trade, particularly the role of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) as a compensatory program for trade liberalization in the United States. He has also published on the sociology of the International Relations discipline. Raised in Erie, PA, he earned his M.A. in European Studies at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and his B.A. (Honors) in International Relations at the College of William & Mary. From 2013-2015, he was a Project Manager with the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project at William & Mary, and he was a 2012-13 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar serving in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He also has internship experience with the EU Delegation to the U.S., National Assembly for Wales, and U.S. Mission to NATO.