Melissa Conley Tyler was appointed Director of Diplomacy at Asialink in 2019 after 13 years as National Executive Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA). She is a regular commentator on Australian's international relations.
In 2017, she co-authored Think Tank Diplomacy, the first-ever book length discussion of the role of think tanks in modern diplomacy.
Melissa is a lawyer and specialist in conflict resolution, including negotiation, mediation and peace education. She was previously Program Manager of the International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne and Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School.