This course examines the foreign policies of three major English-speaking democracies in comparative perspective, with attention to such themes as the notion of a special American, British, or Canadian “mission” in world events, the major foreign policy traditions in each country, and the roles of individual decision makers. Students will study foundational texts from each country as well as secondary works. Since this is a seminar course, students will be graded on class participation as well as written work.
Prof. Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham is a Fellow and Assistant Professor at Trinity College, where he is Program Coordinator of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and teaches in the International Relations Program. He holds a BA in English and an MA in History from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto. He has published on the recent conflict in Afghanistan, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and Canadian nuclear history, among other topics. He is a former editor of International Journal, Canada’s principal journal of foreign affairs.