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Giselle Donnelly explains the ‘Personality of American Power’

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Giselle Donnelly will discuss her new book Empire Imagined, the first of four volumes on The Personality of American Power, on  9 March at the University of Buckingham.

Giselle Donnelly is a Senior Fellow in defence and national security at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She focuses on national security and military strategy, operations, programs, and defence budgets.

From 1995 to 1999,  Donnelly served as a policy group director and professional staff member at the House Armed Services Committee. She has also served as a member of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the editor of the Armed Forces Journal and the Army Times, and as the deputy editor of Defense News.

Donnelly will address differing views surrounding the strategies of the United States.

According to the Director of the Humanities and Research Institute at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Adamson, “One such view is that the strategic behaviour of the United States can seem impenetrable – and none are more perplexed than Americans. Some lament the follies of unwise idealism. Others tell a tale of unceasing oppression in the rest of the world. Yet almost all insist that the American experience is unique for good or evil.”

He added: “In contrast, Giselle Donnelly argues that the origins of American ‘strategic culture’ – and mainly, its understanding of military power – is to be found in the British colonial experience: the Revolution of 1776 was a revolution within a tradition, not against it.”

The seminar is open to all university members and will be held in the Vinson Seminar Room 5 at 5 pm.

Image Source: University of Buckingham

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