Dr. Alan Tidwell
Dr. Alan Tidwell is the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies (CANZPS) at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. His areas of interest include the Australian-American alliance, politics of foreign affairs, smaller states, and conflict resolution. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was a program officer with the United States Institute of Peace, where he specialized in conflict resolution and capacity building in Southeast Asia. His work focused particularly on the peace processes in Mindanao and Aceh. Tidwell collaborated with scholars from these conflict-affected regions to develop conflict resolution curriculum programs. In 1992, Tidwell, a Washington D.C. native, moved to Sydney, Australia where he was a lecturer in the Centre for Conflict Resolution at Macquarie University. Later, he moved to Sydney University where he became the research director of the Australian Centre for American Studies. At Sydney University Tidwell focused on enhancing the Australian American relationship through research and public education. He returned to Macquarie University as a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, specializing in conflict resolution and negotiation. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Kent, a Masters in professional ethics from the University of New South Wales, and a Masters degree in conflict management from George Mason University.
- Tidwell, Alan, "Strategic Competition and the Evolving Role of Indo-Pacific Paradiplomacy", Australian Journal of International Affairs, 75:1, 103-119, 2021.
- Tidwell, Alan, "Building Shelter in Washington: The Politics of Small State Engagement," in Brady, Anne-Marie, and Baldur Thorhallsson. Small states and the new security environment. Springer, 2020.
- Tidwell, Alan, "Differing Approaches to Congressional Outreach: Comparing Australia and New Zealand", Australian Journal of International Affairs, 72:5, 403-417, 2018.
- Tidwell, Alan and Barry Zellen (eds), Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict, Routledge, 2015.
- Tidwell, Alan, Conflict Resolved? A Critical Assessment of Conflict Resolution, Continuum, 1998.