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Alynna Lyon

PROFESSOR
Faculty Fellow, Murkland Interdisciplinary Scholars Team Program
Editor-in-Chief
Phone: (603) 862-0881
Office: Political Science, Horton Social Science Center Rm 315, Durham, NH 03824

Alynna J. Lyon is a Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. She is author of US Politics and the United Nations (Lynne Rienner, 2016), co-author of The United Nations in the 21 Century 6th ed. (Routledge, 2022) with Karen Mingst and Margaret Karns, co-author of The United Nations: 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Development with Kent Kille (2020), and co-editor of two books, Pope Francis as a Global Actor: Where Politics and Theology Meet (Palgrave, 2018) and Religion and Politics in a Global Society (Lexington, 2013). She is former chair of the International Organization section of the International Studies Association (2016-2018), Editor-in-Chief of Global Governance and a Faculty Fellow for the Global, Racial and Social Inequality Lab. She also serves as Faculty Advisor for UNH Model United Nations. She also serves as Faculty Advisor for UNH Model United Nations.

Courses Taught

  • IA 501: Global Issues Intrntnl Affairs
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Political Science
  • POLT 403: United States in World Affairs
  • POLT 440A: Honors/Global Justice
  • POLT 560: World Politics
  • POLT 602B: Washington Center Internship
  • POLT 696: Independent Study
  • POLT 778/878: International Organization
  • POLT 796: Advanced Study
  • PPOL 910: Policy Across Borders

Education

  • Ph.D., Internationl Relations&Affairs, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Political Science, New Mexico State University at Alamogordo
  • B.A., Political Science, New Mexico State University at Alamogordo

Research Interests

  • Ethnic conflict
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Peacekeeping
  • United Nations
  • US Foreign Policy
  • World politics

Selected Publications

  • KAREN. KARNS MINGST (MARGARET P. LYON, A., Karns, M. P., & Lyon, A. (2022). The United Nations in the 21st Century. Routledge.

  • Kille, K. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2020). The United Nations 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Development.

  • Lyon, A. (2019). Reversing Domestic Skepticism about International Organizations: Contending Narratives, U.S. Politics and the Creation of the United Nations. Journal of International Organization Studies, 9(1), 7-23.

  • Lyon, A. J. (2018). Pope Francis as a Global Policy Entrepreneur: Moral Authority and Climate Change. In POPE FRANCIS AS A GLOBAL ACTOR: WHERE POLITICS AND THEOLOGY MEET (pp. 119-141). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71377-9_7

  • Lyon, A. J., Gustafson, C., & Manuel, P. (2018). When Theology and Politics Meet: Pope Francis as a Global Actor. Palgrave.

  • Lyon, A. J., & Dolan, C. J. (2007). American Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Theory of Coevolution. FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS, 3(1), 46-78. doi:10.1111/j.1743-8594.2007.00041.x

  • Lyon, A. J. (2007). Moral Motives and Policy Actions: The Case of Dag Hammarskjöld at the United Nations. Public Integrity, 9(1), 79-95. doi:10.2753/pin1099-9922090105

  • Jackson, A., & Lyon, A. (2002). Policing after ethnic conflict. Policing An International Journal, Volume 25(Issue 2), 221-241. doi:10.1108/13639510210429347

  • Jackson, A., & Lyon, A. (2001). Policing after ethnic conflict. Policing An International Journal, Volume 24(Issue 4), 563-585. doi:10.1108/eum0000000006501

  • Lyon, A. J., & Ucarer, E. M. (2001). Mobilizing ethnic conflict: Kurdish separatism in Germany and the PKK. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 24(6), 925-948. doi:10.1080/713766482

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