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Credit Hour’s Second Episode Discusses U.S./China Trade Relations

Photo of Credit Hour. Credit Hour interviews Professor David Earnest about the United States’ trade relationship with China.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s podcast Credit Hour released its second episode interviewing David Earnest, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Political Science, about the United States’ trade relationship with China.

“Whether it’s the trade deficit, currency manipulation or intellectual property theft – David does a fantastic job clearly explaining the complex issues involved with the United States’ trade relationship with China and its impact on South Dakota,” said Michael Ewald, manager of media relations at USD and the podcast’s host.

Earnest is completing his first year as the Odeen-Swanson Distinguished Professor and Chair of USD’s Department of Political Science. He holds a master’s and doctorate degree from George Washington university and has written extensively on topics related to globalization. His research uses computational social science to study how communities manage complex interactions between physical, natural, ecological, technological and social systems. His most recent book is titled, “Massively Parallel Globalization: Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics.”

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