Michael Harland

Michael Harland Canterbury University

Michael Harland graduated with his PhD in History from the University of Canterbury in April 2013. His dissertation offered an interdisciplinary analysis of armed intervention and democracy promotion in American foreign policy, using the 'war on terrorism' as its primary case study. Prior to commencing a PhD, Michael completed a Masters of Arts on a similar topic. In June 2011 he was invited to present at the twentieth anniversary celebrations of SYLFF in New Zealand at Massey University in Palmerston North.

In 2013, Michael published a revised version of his dissertation as the book, Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention and the making of the Bush Doctrine, with Lexington Press in the United States. Michael currently works as a Senior Ministerial Coordinator at the New Zealand Defence Force in Wellington.

Outside of work, Michael is interested in hiking, natural history and landscape photography. He has completed a number of multi-day hikes in Canterbury, and walked the Kepler Track in Fiordland in 2012.

Read more on Michael's website.

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