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PhD, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; MPA, International Relations, Princeton University; B.A., Williams College
Area of Expertise:
U.S. foreign policy, national security strategy, sanctions, Congress, the presidency, bipartisanship, independent commissions
Jordan Tama specializes in the politics and process of U.S. foreign policy and national security. He has published three books: A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress (co-authored with Lee Hamilton); Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations (co-edited with James Thurber); and Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises. He has also published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other leading outlets, and has been interviewed by the BBC, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio, and other major news organizations. Outside of academia, he has worked as a senior congressional foreign policy aide, a foreign policy speechwriter, and a national security adviser to a presidential campaign.
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