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    Associate Professor Timothy Lynch

Tim Lynch is Associate Professor in American Politics and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. His books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004) and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). His co-authored book, After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2008), won the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and became a best-selling international security text. His latest monograph, In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump (Cambridge, 2020), has been called ‘a cogent, graceful, provocative account’ of its subject. (See Amazon author page.)

A graduate of the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program, Tim was Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2013-17), overseeing the largest expansion of graduate enrolments in the Faculty’s history. He is creator and convener of the sell-out 10 Great Books Melbourne Masterclass. In 2019, he was chair of the political science discipline, one of the nation’s largest. A Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, USA. He is a citizen of Australia and Great Britain.