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Research Associate, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he also teaches undergraduate courses in American politics and Australian political and diplomatic history. He is also editor of Spectator Australia and books editor of the journal American Review.

He contributes articles to the Wall Street Journal (US, Asia and Europe), International Herald Tribune, the American Interest, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Courier Mail, Quarterly Essay, Fox News online, The Drum online and Quadrant magazine. He is also a regular guest on Sky News, ABC News 24 and Radio Australia Asia Pacific.


  • 2001–2008
    Opinion Page Editor, The Australian
  • 1998–2001
    Editorial Writer, Australian Financial Review


  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, Masters in International Relations
  • 1993 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (History)