Timothy (Tim) Ryan (b. United Kingdom, February 5, 1956) is the Asia Regional Program Director for Solidarity Center, based in Washington since 2001. In this position he is responsible for overseeing all Solidarity Center programmes for Asia, including offices in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and regional programmes in India, Nepal, the Maldives, and Vietnam. Timothy spent eight years in Asia as the Solidarity Center’s Country Program Director for Sri Lanka (1993-97) and Indonesia (1997-2001), working on organising export processing zones, migrant worker issues, and in India and Pakistan his work was focused on developing programmes to combat child labour. In Indonesia he focused on trade union organising, policy advocacy training for unions, labour law reform, legal aid for fired and imprisoned union activists, promoting policy and legal advocacy for migrant workers and child labourers, voter education, get-out-the-vote programmes, and long-term election monitoring. His writing on labor and political issues has appeared in Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Thomson-Reuters, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and in national newspapers in South Asia and Latin America. Most recently, “It Takes More Than A Village” is a chapter in the academic book Building Global Labor Solidarity (Haymarket Press, April 2016). He is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. Holding a Masters Degree in South Asian Studies from the Henry Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Timothy also has Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and English.
Timothy (Tim) Ryan