Community Conversations: Tim Lynch and James Goldgeier

Episode 6: Associate Professor Tim Lynch in conversation with Professor James Goldgeier

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the USA and the 2020 United States presidential election edges closer, Donald Trump's presidency looks increasingly precarious.

In the latest episode of our Community Conversations series, Associate Professor in American Politics Tim Lynch is joined by international relations and American foreign policy expert Professor James Goldgeier to discuss the current state of US politics, the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic and what might be still to come.

Tim Lynch
Associate Professor Tim Lynch

About Associate Professor Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch is Associate Professor in American Politics and the Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. 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 other books include Turf War: the Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland (Ashgate, 2004) and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2013). 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.

In 2019, he was chair of the political science discipline at the University of Melbourne, one of the nation’s largest. A Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, USA.

James Goldgeier
Professor James Goldgeier

About Professor James Goldgeier

James Goldgeier is a Robert Bosch Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and a Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University, where he served as Dean from 2011-17.

He is a past president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, and he co-directs the Bridging the Gap project, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Frankel Family Foundation.

He has authored or co-authored four books, and he has received the Edgar Furniss Book Award and the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize.

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