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Aaron Donaghy

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - November 1, 2017


Aaron Donaghy

Aaron Donaghy is an EU Marie Curie Global Fellow at Harvard University. Previously, he held visiting fellowships at Cornell University, New York, and the University of Cambridge. He also held a Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin, where he received his Ph.D. and taught modern history. Donaghy’s research interests include British foreign policy, U.S. foreign relations, and the history of international relations. He is the author of The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Donaghy’s research as a CES Visiting Scholar will examine American and British foreign relations during the late Cold War era. The project focuses on the ‘intermestic’ dimension of policy, and how domestic variables shape external policymaking, from legislative institutions and special interest groups, to electoral strategizing and party politics.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • EU Marie Curie Global Fellow, Harvard, Cornell & University of Nottingham


  • Aaron Donaghy, The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
  • Aaron Donaghy, “Michael Alexander and John Coles”, in: Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister: Foreign Affairs from Churchill to Thatcher (Routledge, 2016).

Other Material


Areas of Expertise:
British Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Relations
Modern International History
International Relations
Anglo-American Relations

Research Topic:
The Intermestic: America, Britain, and the Cold War, 1979-89