Jordan Tama is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University. He specializes in the politics, institutions, and processes of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. He is the author of Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises. He has also published articles in a variety of scholarly and popular publications. Jordan has served as a senior aide on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a speechwriter for former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, and as an intelligence and counterterrorism policy advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2013-2014 Jordan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.