John J. Tierney, Jr.

Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations

Professional Experience

Former Special Assistant and Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1981-1993); former participant in various national security negotiations for U.S. Government; former Executive Director of the Congressional Caucus on National Defense and the National Security Research Group, U.S. House of Representatives; and former Chairman, Politics Department, Catholic University, and formerly Professor of International Relations, University of Virginia and The Johns Hopkins University.


  • B.A., 1962, LeMoyne College.
  • Ph.D., 1969, University of Pennsylvania,

Phone: 202-462-2101


  History of American Foreign Policy
  History of International Relations
  Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution
  U.S. Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges


  Can There Be World Order?
  The Immigration Imbroglio: A Historical Perspective
  Superpower Collapse
[List All]


  Chasing Ghosts
  The Politics of Peace