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Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. His research has investigated presidential-congressional relations, foreign policy bipartisanship, national security strategic planning, the politics associated with economic sanctions, and the value of independent commissions.
Dr. Tama's publications include three books: Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Sixth Edition (co-edited with James A. Thurber, Rowman and Littlefield); Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises (Cambridge University Press); and A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress (co-authored with Lee H. Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson Center Press). He has also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, policy reports, and articles in major newspapers and magazines. He is currently working on a book entitled Bipartisanship in a Polarized Age: When Democrats and Republicans Cooperate on U.S. Foreign Policy.
Dr. Tama has been awarded a fellowship or research grant by the Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson Center, American Political Science Association, IBM Center for the Business of Government, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has served as a senior aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, foreign policy speechwriter, and national security advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
PhD, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; MPA, International Relations, Princeton University; B.A., Williams College
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