This course will focus on America's role on the world stage from the end of the Second World War to the present. We will consider its economic, political, military, geopolitical, and cultural power and how all of these have contributed to America being a dominant force globally since 1945. We will examine America's motivation for becoming involved in various global issues and events over the course of the twentieth century. We will ask whether America becomes involved in such issues and events to protect American freedom and interests around the globe or has it, as it has claimed, a greater goal of ensuring the freedom and stability of other nations also.
6 Mon 11.00 - 13.00 pm
Jan 25, Feb 01, 08, 15, 22, Mar 01
Dr Sarah Feehan earned her PhD from UCD. She has previously taught courses on American foreign policy, the Vietnam War and a history of the American presidency. Her research interests include American political history and foreign policy, British foreign policy and Britain and the Commonwealth.