Research Associate and Editor of American Review
Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he teaches undergraduate courses in US politics, US foreign policy, US-Australia relations and Australian diplomatic history. He is also editor of Spectator Australia and American Review, the Centre's quarterly journal of opinion.
In 2009 he was a candidate in the Liberal party primary for the federal seat of Bradfield in northern Sydney. In 2008 he was senior adviser to former federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson.
Before that, he was opinion page editor for The Australian (2001-08), an editorial writer at The Australian Financial Review (1998-2001) and an assistant editor at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC (1995-98).
He has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal (US, Asia and Europe), New York Times (online), International Herald Tribune, the American Interest, National Review, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Quarterly Essay, Fox News online, The Drum and Quadrant magazine. He is also a regular guest on Sky News, ABC News 24 and Radio Australia Asia Pacific and has appeared on ABC1's 7:30, Lateline, Q&A, CNBC Asia/Europe, and Bloomberg Television.
He has a Masters in International Relations in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in History (First Class Honours) in 1993, both at the University of Sydney.
Tom Switzer lectures the USSC2601 US in the World undergraduate class