Editor of Spectator Australia
Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he also teaches undergraduate courses in American politics and Australian political and diplomatic history. He is also editor of Spectator Australia, books editor of American Review, and host of American Talk.
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 contributes articles to the Wall Street Journal (US, Asia and Europe), International Herald Tribune, the American Interest, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Courier Mail, Quarterly Essay, Fox News online, The Drum online and Quadrant magazine. He is also a regular guest on Sky News, ABC News 24 and Radio Australia Asia Pacific.
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.