Sad to read that Porfessor Marc Lynch is leaving Williams. Any Eph watching Marc’s stellar academic career unfold has been dreading that this day might come. Indeed, the main surprise is that Marc is not (yet?) moving to a higher tier university than George Washington. Is there anything that Williams could have done to keep him? Is there anything that Williams can do to keep the next Marc Lynch from leaving? Hard questions. Perhap Marc can provide some informed commentary.