Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama

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Jordan Tama (@ProfJordanTama) is Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Co-Director of Bridging the Gap, and Research Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. His book, Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises, examines the impact of more than 50 independent commissions that examined national security issues. His other publications include Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Sixth Edition (co-edited with James A. Thurber);  and A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress (co-authored with Lee H. Hamilton). He has also authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, policy reports, and articles in major newspapers and policy magazines. He is currently writing a book about bipartisanship and U.S. foreign policy. His work has been supported by the American Political Science Association, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, IBM Center for the Business of Government, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Raymond Frankel Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Woodrow Wilson Center. He has served as a fellow on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, a foreign policy speechwriter to former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, and a national security adviser to Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. He has also been selected as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project.