UNH Political Scientist Publishes Two Books on United Nations

November 22, 2016

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Alynna Lyon, associate professor of political science, has written a book that explores the United States’ relationship to the United Nations. In “US Politics and the United Nations: A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics” (Lynne Rienner Publishers), Lyon examines the waxing and waning of U.S. support for the U.N., tracing events, actions and decisions from the end of World War I to the present.

U.S. Politics and the United Nations is available from the publisher and major online retailers.

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A second book, “The United Nations in the 21st Century” (5th edition, Westview Press), which Lyon co-authored with Karen A. Mingst and Margaret P. Karns, provides an introduction to the United Nations, exploring the historical, institutional and theoretical foundations of the U.N. This newest edition focuses on major trends since 2012, including changing power dynamics, increasing threats to peace and security, and the challenges of climate change.

“The United Nations in the 21st Century” is available from the publisher and major online retailers.


New grant awards assist women in leadership roles and in interdisciplinary collaborations

July 30, 2012
Alynna Lyon and Mary Stampone

Alynna Lyon (left) and Mary Stampone (right)

Excerpted from a story by Beth Potier in the Campus Journal.

New grants will help female faculty members maintain critical research while assuming leadership roles within the university. Three Karen Von Damm Leadership Development Grants from the UNH ADVANCE program were awarded this year, one of which went to Alynna Lyon, associate professor of political science.

The grants, funded with support from the National Science Foundation, are part of an ongoing effort to support the advancement and leadership of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at UNH.

Lyon, a political scientist whose research strives to make bridges between hard science and social sciences, recently assumed a leadership role as graduate director for the Master of Arts and Master of Public Administration programs in the political science department. The grant will provide support for her teaching while she fulfills this role and completes a book examining “United States Relations with the United Nations in an Era of Globalization.”

In addition, the UNH ADVANCE program awarded four Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awards designed to enhance collaboration between research and tenure-track faculty in the STEM disciplines. One award was given to Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography, and Cameron Wake, research associate professor of Earth sciences and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS), to enhance scholarly collaboration on New England climate change. They will establish a research, teaching, and engagement program on New England climate change.

Read full story in the Campus Journal.


UNH Model United Nations team wins award in NYC

April 26, 2012

Earlier this month, the UNH Model United Nations team won a Distinguished Delegation Award for their representation of the Republic of Tanzania at the National Model United Nations in New York City. Two students also won a Best Paper award on “The Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.”  This is the third time in the last four years that UNH has won awards at the National Model UN, placing our teams in the top 10% of the over 300 schools who participate each year. The UNH Model UN team is directed by Alynna Lyon, associate professor of political science.


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