John J. Tierney, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Professional Experience

Dr. Tierney served for many years as the Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations at IWP.

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


  The Democratic Peace II: War with Spain
  “Remember the Alamo,” and Latin America too
  Surprise: The Pearl Harbor Case
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  Chasing Ghosts
  The Politics of Peace