Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • 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 5th ed. (Westview, 2016) with Karen Mingst and Margaret Karns, and co-editor of two books, Pope Francis as a Global Actor: Where Politics and Theology Meet (Palgrave Studies, 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 Office of Senior Vice Provost, Engagement and Faculty Development. She serves as Faculty Advisor for UNH Model United Nations, a position she has held for fourteen years.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Reversing Domestic Skepticism about International Organizations: Contending Narratives, U.S. Politics and the Creation of the United NationsInternational Journal of Management and Organizational Studies.  9:7-23. 2019
    2016 Calculation of Goodwill: Humanitarianism, Strategic Interests, and the U.S. Response to Typhoon YolandaGlobal Security and Intelligence Studies.  2. 2016
    2009 Global Good Samaritans: When do we Heed 'the Responsibility to Protect'?Irish Studies in International Affairs.  20:41-54. 2009
    2009 Was Woodrow Wilson Right? Assessing American Attitudes towards Humanitarian InterventionJournal of Peace, Conflict and Development.  13:1-41. 2009
    2009 Where are the 'Good Samaritans'? Assessing Cross-National Support for Peacekeeping OperationsJournal of International Peacekeeping Journal of International Peacekeeping.  13:239-266. 2009
    2008 Humanitarian interventionJournal of Politics.  70:885-886. 2008
    2007 American Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Theory of CoevolutionForeign Policy Analysis.  3:46-78. 2007
    2007 American Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Theory of CoevolutionForeign Policy Analysis.  3:46-78. 2007
    2007 Moral Motives and Policy Actions: The Case of Dag Hammarskjöld at the United NationsPublic Integrity.  9:79-95. 2007
    2005 Beyond Rwanda and Kosovo: The Interactive Dynamics of International Peacekeeping and Ethnic MobilizationGlobal Society.  19:267-288. 2005
    2002 Policing after ethnic conflictPolicing.  25:221-241. 2002
    2002 International Influences on the Mobilization of Violence in Kosovo and MacedoniaJournal of International Relations and Development.  5:275-294. 2002
    2002 Ethnic challenges to the modern nation state.Journal of Politics.  64:330-333. 2002
    2002 Ethnopolitical warfare: Causes, consequences and possible solutions.Journal of Politics.  64:330-333. 2002
    2001 Policing after ethnic conflictPolicing.  24:563-585. 2001
    2001 Mobilizing ethnic conflict: Kurdish separatism in Germany and the PKKEthnic and Racial Studies.  24:925-948. 2001

    Book

    Year Title
    2018 When Theology and Politics Meet: Pope Francis as a Global Actor 2018
    2016 The United Nations in the 21st Century 2016
    2016 US Politics and the United Nations A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics 2016
    2012 Religion and Politics in a Global Society Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World 2012

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Eluding Established Categories: Toward an Understanding of Pope Francis.  3-22. 2018
    2018 Pope Francis as a Global Policy Entrepreneur: Moral Authority and Climate Change.  119-141. 2018
    2018 The United Nations, New Wars and the Challenge of Peace Operations 2018
    2018 U.S.-UN Relations and the Global Agenda: Rejecting One’s Protégé 2018
    2013 The Activist Catholic Church in Post-Portuguese East Timor.  Ed. Lyon, Alynna.  2013
    2012 Liberalism 2012
    2011 Why Democracy? 2011
    2007 Dag Hammarskjöld and the Impact of Religious and Ethical Values of the United Nations Secretaries-General on Building the Peace 2007
    2006 The East Timorese Church: From Oppression to Liberation 2006
    2002 Separatism in Chechnya: The Role of the Jihad 2002

    Teaching Activities

  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2019
  • World Politics Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • International Organization Taught course 2018
  • World Politics Taught course 2018
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Global Justice Taught course 2018
  • Pro-Seminar Taught course 2018
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2017
  • World Politics Taught course 2017
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2017
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • International Organization Taught course 2016
  • World Politics Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Global Justice Taught course 2016
  • World Politics Taught course 2016
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • International Organization Taught course 2015
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2015
  • Global Issues Intrntnl Affairs Taught course 2015
  • Sem/ Global Issues & Sust Taught course 2015
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • International Organization Taught course 2014
  • World Politics Taught course 2014
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2014
  • Global Issues Intrntnl Affairs Taught course 2014
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2014
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

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

  • Alynna Lyon
  • Mailing Address

  • Department of Political Science

    319 Horton Hall

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States