Tim Lynch is Professor in American Politics at the University of Melbourne and currently the Milward L. Simpson Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Wyoming. His latest book, 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.
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. He is editor of the two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013).
At Melbourne, Tim led the team that created the Master of Marketing Communications – the fastest growing degree in the Faculty of Arts’ history. He was co-creator and convenor of the sell-out 10 Great Books Melbourne Masterclass, 2014-20. As Associate Dean (International), 2020-22, Prof Lynch led the Faculty’s international response to covid-19.
Twice a Fulbright scholar, Tim holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, USA. He is a citizen of Australia and Great Britain.