Aaron Donaghy

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Dr Aaron Donaghy is an EU Marie Curie Global Fellow at Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Center for European Studies. Previously, he held visiting fellowships at Cornell University, New York, the University of Cambridge, and a Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin, where he also taught modern history.

Donaghy’s research interests include U.S. foreign relations, British foreign policy, and the history of international relations. His current research project focuses on the ‘intermestic’ dimension of policy during the late Cold War era. Examining the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and the premiership of Margaret Thatcher, he explores how domestic variables shape external policymaking, from legislative institutions and special interests groups, to electoral strategizing and party politics.

Donaghy received his Ph.D. from University College Dublin. His doctoral research focused on the immediate origins of the 1982 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina. He is the author of The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79, published by Palgrave Macmillan, and a book chapter entitled Margaret Thatcher’s Private Secretaries for Foreign Affairs, 1979-1984, published by Routledge.


Email: aaron_donaghy@fas.harvard.edu

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