Nelson has an extensive academic and professional career that has taken him to America, Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was head of the international and European law department of Vesalius College at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and currently he is a Special Advisor on European Affairs of the Venezuelan National Assembly. Nelson holds five degrees including a LL.D/Ph.D in international law. Recently, Nelson has been involved in promoting democracy and human rights in Venezuela which has allowed him to develop excellent relations with European Institutions, EU policy makers and the diplomatic community in Brussels. He is currently based in Brussels.