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Welcome to Episode 04 of Good Will Hunters’ Summer Series, brought to you by Good Will Media. Today, in the fourth of this six-part series, our host Bridi Rice chats to Melissa Conley Tyler about how researchers and civil society influence foreign policy – and what barriers they face.
Melissa is Research Fellow in the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne, transferring from her role as Director of Diplomacy at Asialink. She came to the University after serving as National Executive Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) for 13 years.
In today’s episode, Melissa makes the case for why think tanks and other civil society organisations are critical in bridging the gap between research and policy in international affairs.
Enjoy the episode,
The GWH Team