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  • Melissa Conley Tyler

    Research Fellow, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

  1. 20 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Will the next president restore American leadership in Asia?

    Under Trump’s presidency, perceptions of the US in Asia have sunk to historic lows. A University of Melbourne expert asks if the US election could reverse this?

  2. 25 August 2020 - Public Affairs

    Sports can show Australia’s better face

    From the AFL’s Indigenous round to taking the knee, sportspeople can show the better face of Australia to the world, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 9 August 2020 - Humanities

    Diplomacy at a distance

    In the face of department cuts, Australia’s diplomats are working during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of many Australians.

  4. 24 June 2020 - Public Affairs

    Is Australia doing enough to support the Pacific?

    A University of Melbourne expert says the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are being felt by our Pacific neighbours, and it’s in Australia interests to help.

  5. 24 March 2020 - Public Affairs

    The symbolism of the Olympic Games

    As countries pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a University of Melbourne expert explains why Japan is clinging onto hope in the face of COVID-19.

  6. 10 March 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    The soft power of education

    Australia has been consistent about the way education can build our nation’s soft power, but University of Melbourne experts say this approach needs updating.

  7. 13 February 2020 - Public Affairs

    Asia’s most eligible cities

    City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5

  8. 18 October 2019 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.