Madeleine Lynn

Former Communications Director, Carnegie Council

Communications specialist, writer, and China expert Madeleine Lynn joined the Council in 2004 as staff writer and became director of communications a few years later. She left the Council in June 2019.

On moving to New York in 2002, she worked as a writer and consultant, mainly on cross-cultural issues. From 1995 until the end of 2001 she was director of Timexpo Museum in Connecticut, which opened in 2001. She also worked on a sister museum in the Canary Islands based on the work of archaeologist, explorer, and author Thor Heyerdahl.

Madeleine Lynn lived in Beijing from 1984-1989 and then in Hong Kong from 1989-1995, holding management positions in the China and Asia tourism industry for Lindblad Travel, American Express, and the Hong Kong Tourism Association. She has also lived in Taiwan. Lynn has a BA in Chinese Studies from Leeds University (UK) and an MA in Comparative Asian Studies from Hong Kong University. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French.

Featured Work

SEP 17, 2015 Podcast

Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Fall 2015

In this podcast, Senior Editor Zach Dorfman discusses the journal's fall issue. Topics discussed include global standards for international judges; ethical consumption and individual obligations; ...

JUN 12, 2015 Podcast

Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Summer 2015

In this podcast, Senior Editor Zach Dorfman introduces the journal's summer issue. Topics discussed include essays on liberal education in illiberal societies, and on Edward ...

MAR 24, 2015 Podcast

Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Spring 2015

In this podcast, Zach Dorfman introduces the spring 2015 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs." Topics include a symposium on imagining a "Drone Accountability Regime"; Liberia, Ebola, ...

DEC 16, 2014 Podcast

Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Winter 2014

In this podcast, Zach Dorfman introduces the winter 2014 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs." Topics include "cultures of humanitarianism" in East Asia; torture and norm death; ...

DEC 3, 2014 Podcast

An Introduction to Centennial Ebook of Roundtables from "Ethics & International Affairs"

In this podcast, Zach Dorfman introduces the Centennial collection of roundtables on the most critical issues facing the world today: the idea of a global ...

SEP 22, 2014 Podcast

Podcast with Joel Rosenthal and Devin Stewart for Global Ethics Day

What is Global Ethics Day? "Our dream is that this becomes a global educational effort and that people come to learn from each other from ...

Shanghai Skyline. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/iceninejon/4291895586/">Jonathan</a>  (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC</a>)

JUL 1, 2014 Podcast

Trust and Economic Growth in China

With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to ...

Huang Yu-fen & Wei Yang of the Sunflower Movement

APR 23, 2014 Podcast

Taiwan's Student Sunflower Movement: Interview with Two of its Leaders

In an unprecedented event this Spring, the Sunflower Student Movement occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan for over three weeks. The students finally withdrew after the government ...

Shanghai Boom and Gloom. CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedronet/2796213369/" target="_blank">Pedronet</a> (CC)

JAN 17, 2012 Podcast

A Look at Global Sustainability, with a Focus on China

Carnegie Council's Evan O'Neil ponders the future of mega-cities, and leading Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun discusses China's air and water crisis and the work of ...

Taiwan Presidential Building<br>Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/letrainfalldown/3127713926/" target="_blank">letrainfalldown</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en" target="_blank">CC</a>)

DEC 22, 2009 Podcast

East Asian Security and Democracy: The Place of Taiwan

Taiwan has transformed itself into a prosperous, vibrant democracy, and recently tensions between Taiwan and China have lessened. As the balance of power between the ...