Timothy J. Lynch is the Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor in American Politics at the University of Melbourne, the highest ranking university in Australia. As Director of the largest school of its kind in the nation he oversees over 40 graduate programs and the studies of 1,800 students. He is the creator and convenor of the sell-out Faculty of Arts’ Ten Great Books Melbourne Masterclass.
Tim’s books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004), After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy (co-authored with RS Singh, Cambridge, 2008), a winner of the Richard Neustadt Book Prize and a best-selling international security text, and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). He is editor of the two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013). He is writing a history of post-Cold War US foreign policy for the Cambridge Essential History series.
A regular commentator on radio and TV, his editorials have appeared in the Age, the Conversation, the Guardian, the Herald Sun, the Spectator, and the Wall Street Journal.
A Fulbright Scholar, Associate Professor Lynch holds a PhD in Political Science from Boston College, Mass. He grew up in Leicestershire and is a citizen of Britain and Australia.