Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama is Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University. His research examines the politics and processes of U.S. foreign and national security policy. His books include Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, 6th edition (co-edited with James Thurber); Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises; and A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress (co-authored with Lee Hamilton). He is currently working on a book about the drivers of bipartisanship in U.S. foreign policy. Jordan has published articles based on his research in a variety of outlets with broad readerships, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. His work has been supported by the American Political Science Association, Woodrow Wilson Center, Social Science Research Council, and IBM Center for the Business of Government. He has served beyond academia as a senior foreign policy aide on Capitol Hill, a foreign policy speechwriter, and a counterterrorism and intelligence policy advisor to a presidential campaign.