Alan C. Tidwell

Alan C. Tidwell
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Alan C. Tidwell is currently the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies located in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2001 through 2004 he was a program officer with the United States Institute of Peace, where he focused on conflict resolution and education. His area of specialization includes work on conflict in the Australasian region. Prior to joining the Institute in 2001, he was a senior lecturer in management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, where he taught courses in conflict resolution and negotiation. Tidwell served for several years as director (1995-97) and deputy director (1992-94) of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at Macquarie University and as acting executive director and research director (1994-95) of the Australian Centre for American Studies at Sydney University. In 1999, he was honored by Macquarie University with an Outstanding Teaching Award. Tidwell holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, a master of professional ethics from the University of New South Wales, and an M.S. in conflict resolution from George Mason University.

Next steps for American engagement with the Pacific Islands
Next steps for American engagement with the Pacific Islands
Stronger local ties will help the United States play catch-up in its quest to effectively compete with China.
Next steps in advocating for the Pacific Islands Forum
Next steps in advocating for the Pacific Islands Forum
The island nations must get out to “sell a story and ideas” in Washington, and beyond.
A new ambassador in Washington
A new ambassador in Washington
A diplomatic changing of the guard means Australia has a chance to have a different conversation.
With Pacific step up, a chance to step in
With Pacific step up, a chance to step in
Australia can help strengthen partners’ understanding of the Pacific, as a counter to China’s growing reach.
The Pacific step up goes to Washington
The Pacific step up goes to Washington
Finding a voice amid the diplomatic clamour in Washington can sometimes benefit from the help of friends.
Visa tussles: here come the Irish again
Visa tussles: here come the Irish again
Australia’s privileged access to a US special working visa class is under challenge once more and will likely be lost.
The special one: Australia, Ireland and the US working visa fight
The special one: Australia, Ireland and the US working visa fight
After a lobbying campaign, Australia will retain exclusive access to a special visa allowing people to work in the US.
Where the new US envoy fits in the ambassadorial type
Where the new US envoy fits in the ambassadorial type
The nomination of Culvahouse leaves begging the question what kind of ambassador will he be?
Time to fill the big hole in US-Australia ties
Time to fill the big hole in US-Australia ties
Arguments that Australia can relax about not having a US ambassador put a brave face on what is a missed opportunity.
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