Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 1:30 pm – Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 3:00 pm

Donna Jackson - A Better Future for the World: The Horn of Africa and the Establishment of the United Nations

Date: Wednesday 28th November 2018

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

Location: Annexe room, Number 70 Oxford St, Manchester Metropolitan University

Tickets: Free – available on Eventbrite:

Donna Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Chester. She gained her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2002, on the Carter Administration and the Horn of Africa, and subsequently held the position of Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. In 2007, she joined the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester, specialising in American history and politics.

Her research centres upon American foreign policy towards the developing world during the Cold War, with a particular focus on Africa. This is an interesting and often overlooked region, and her work considers issues such as globalism, regionalism, proxy wars, American aid programmes, anti-communism and human rights. She is particularly interested in the decision-making process, including the role of the president, the input of his advisers and lower level officials within agencies such as the State Department and National Security Council, and the parts played by Congress, bureaucracies, public opinion, and other actors within the international environment, especially the Soviet Union and Ethiopia.

Her recent book, “US Foreign Policy in The Horn of Africa: From Colonialism to Terrorism” (Routledge, 2017) uses Ethiopia and Somalia as case studies to evaluate the legacy of colonialism, the decision-making process during the Cold War, and the impact of these decisions upon subsequent developments both within the Horn of Africa and in the wider international context.

Part of the Politics, International Relations and Public Services Research Seminar Series at Manchester Met

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