MS Melissa Conley Tyler

MS Melissa Conley Tyler

Positions

  • University Administration and Support, Asialink
  • 1606 Political Science (International Relations)
  • 1801 International Law (International Law)

Overview

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  • Melissa Conley Tyler is Director of Diplomacy at Asialink at the University of Melbourne. She was previously National Executive Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) for 13 years. Under her leadership, the AIIA was recognised as the Top Think Tank in Southeast and the Pacific and one of the top 50 think tanks worldwide in the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tanks Index for three years running. She has delivered more than 40 dialogues at the AIIA, establishing and sustaining networks among Australian and international leaders through Track II dialogues involving academics, government officials, media and business. She is also a regular commentator on Australian international relations. Melissa is a lawyer and specialist in conflict resolution, including negotiation, mediation and peace education. She was Program Manager of the International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne and Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School. 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 an expert in Australian foreign policy, Australia’s key international relationships, G20, MIKTA, international negotiations, conflict resolution, diplomatic practice, soft power, public diplomacy and women in international affairs.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Institute of International Affairs. Presidential Associate 2019 - 2021

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • PgD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • MALD, Tufts University - The Fletcher School 1996
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1993
  • LLB, University of Melbourne 1993

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Australian foreign policy, Australia’s key international relationships, G20, MIKTA, international negotiations, conflict resolution, diplomatic practice, soft power, public diplomacy and women in international affairs. Only able to supervise internship placements.