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Jordan Tama

Assistant Professor School of International Service

Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making, including presidential-congressional relations, national security strategy, and independent commissions. He is the author of Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises (Cambridge University Press), and of articles that have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Public Policy, Political Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Armed Forces and Society, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications. Dr. Tama has been awarded fellowships by the Woodrow Wilson Center, American Political Science Association, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has received a research grant from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He has served as a senior aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a foreign policy speechwriter, and as a national security advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.


PhD, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; MPA, International Relations, Princeton University; B.A., Williams College

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