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Jordan Tama

Assistant Professor
School of International Service

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Research Fellow, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
    Co-Director, Bridging the Gap Project
  • 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 blue-ribbon advisory 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, the American Political Science Association, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 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.
  • Degrees

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

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  • Spring 2015

    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: U.S.National Security Strategy
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  • Fall 2015

    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: U.S. Nat'l Security Strategy
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    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: U.S. Nat'l Security Strategy
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