Melissa Conley Tyler

Director of Diplomacy at Asialink, University of Melbourne

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Diplomacy at Asialink, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2019
    National Executive Director, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Education

  • 1996 
    The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
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