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Ron Tammen (Ph.D. 1975, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. In previous positions he served as Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of National Strategy at the National War College; Chief of Staff to Senator William Proxmire; staff consultant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield; and managing partner of a public relations firm. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to US foreign and national security policy. Dr. Tammen is the lead author of Power Transitions: Strategies for the 21st Century (Chatham House, 2000) and has published or edited two other books dealing with national security issues.