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Ronald Tammen: Cold War Era - 2/20

Date/Time: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Dr. Ronald Tammen, professor of Political Science and International Affairs Counsellor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University will review the Cold War Era. Prior to Portland State he was Department Chair and Associate Dean at the National War College in Washington, D.C.  The National War College is the federal government’s premier educational institution for senior State Department, Defense Department and select international officials.

Event will be held downstairs at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.

More about Dr. Tammen

Dr. Ronald L. Tammen currently is a professor of Political Science and International Affairs Counsellor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.  From 2001 to 2015, he served as the Founding Director of the Hatfield School leading it through an unprecedented expansion.

Prior to Portland State he was Department Chair and Associate Dean at the National War College in Washington, D.C.  The National War College is the federal government’s premier educational institution for senior State Department, Defense Department and select international officials. In a previous position, Dr. Tammen was Chief of Staff to Senator William Proxmire (D-Wis).  Proxmire served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, the Joint Economic Committee and several Subcommittees of the Appropriations Committee.  Dr. Tammen also served as a Staff Consultant to the Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus led by Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR).

In the private sector, Dr. Tammen was managing partner of Potomac Partners, a national public relations and lobbying firm based in Washington, D.C. that represented major clients in the banking, aerospace, food, environment, and technology arenas.

Dr. Tammen holds a BA in political science from Pacific University, a MA and Ph.D. in political science (world politics) from the University of Michigan and certificates from Reed College and the National War College.  He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad; has led official delegations to over 30 countries; and is a frequent guest analyst on radio and television.

His research interests center on world politics with an emphasis on the emergence of China as a world power.  He has published a number of national security related books in several languages the most recent of which is The Performance of Nations.  He is a recognized international expert on power transition theory.