Alynna J. Lyon

Professor of Political Science

Alynna J. Lyon joined the UNH faculty in 2003. Her research focuses on international organizations, the United Nations, U.S. foreign policy and peacekeeping.  She attended New Mexico State University (B.A and M.A.) and University of South Carolina (Ph.D.) 

Professor Lyon is the author of US Politics and the United Nations (Lynne Rienner, 2016)is 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 2018) and Religion and Politics in a Global Society She is past chair of the International Organization section of the International Studies Association (2016-2018) and is a Faculty Fellow for the Office of Senior Vice Provost, Engagement and Academic Outreach.  

She is co-editor-in-chief for Global Governance and has served as faculty advisor for UNH Model United Nations since 2003.

Professor Lyon's is able to speak to the media on the following topics: United States foreign policy, the United Nations, global politics, peacekeeping, political violence, and the United States Congress.


United States foreign policy
United Nations
Global politics
Political violence
College of Liberal Arts
Political Science
Alynna Lyon
319 Horton Hall University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824