Jeremiah Pam is an adjunct research scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the director of the Business and Finance program at George Washington Law School in Washington, DC. During 2015-16, he was in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership, a program founded in 1931 and based at MIT’s Sloan School of Management for a select group of international mid-career executives. Pam has previously been a visiting scholar, fellow or visiting lecturer at Columbia Law School, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Yale Law School. From 2010-2012 he worked for the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, as the Governance Policy Chief. From 2006-7 he worked for the Treasury Department at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, as the Financial Attaché for Iraq. In 2008 and 2009 Pam also helped lead strategic assessments of international policies in the Middle East and Central Asia for U.S. civilian and military agencies. Previously, he was an international finance lawyer in New York specializing in advising foreign governments on sovereign debt restructuring during financial crises, and early in his career Pam served for four years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force followed by three months on the U.S. National Security Council staff as part of a graduate internship program.

Pam holds an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a J.D. degree and a certificate in international and comparative law from Columbia Law School, an M.A. degree in Political Science from Columbia University, and an A.B. degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.

Principal Articles

Jeremiah Pam, “Prudence in International Strategy: From ‘Lawyerly’ to ‘Post-Lawyerly,’” Journal of Political Risk 52, no. 2 (2016): 197.

Other Articles, Testimony and Reports

Jeremiah Pam, “The Rise and Fall of Afghan ‘Subnational’ Governance in General,” Saltzman Working Paper No. 25 (2015).
Jeremiah Pam, “Sovereigns and Safety Valves in the Legal Theory of Finance,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog, 23 July 2013, <> (23 July 2013).
Jeremiah Pam, “The Paradox of Complexity: Embracing Its Contribution to Situational Understanding, Resisting Its Temptation in Strategy and Operational Plans,” NATO Defense College Forum Paper 14, July 2010, <> (July 2010).