Paul M. Pitman

Visiting and Part-Time Faculty

Part Time

Paul M. Pitman is a historian with the Office of the Historian of the US Department of State, where he compiles volumes in the Foreign Relations of the United States series.  He is currently working on a volume on U.S. relations with Western Europe during the Carter administration, after which he will prepare a volume on major issues in European Security from 1977 to 1983. 

Before joining the Office of the Historian, Pitman taught history, international relations, and strategy at a number of universities, including the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  He has also worked as an analyst at the Library of Congress, the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at UC Berkeley, and the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Pitman earned a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in 1997.  He also holds a Diplôme d’études approfondies from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, an M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

“The Suez Crisis: Consequences for the Atlantic System.” In Les Occidentaux et la Crise de Suez:  une Relecture Politico-Militaire, ed. Martin Alexander, Robert Frank, Scott Lucas, Philippe Vial (Paris: Presses de la Sorbonne, forthcoming 2012).

“The Economic Consequences of Mr. Eden: The Paris Accords, Europe’s Strategic Industries and the Atlantic Political Economy,” in L’Europe et l’OTAN face aux défis des élargissements de 1952 et 1954 (Brussels: Editions Bruyant, 2005).

“'A General Named Eisenhower': Atlantic Crisis and European Integration,” in Between Empire and Alliance: America and Europe during the Cold War, ed. Marc Trachtenberg, 33-61 (Lanham, Md.:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

"Interested Circles: French Industry and the Rise and Fall of the European Defense Community (1950-1954)." In La Sécurité en Europe quarante ans après l'échec de la Communauté européenne de défense, ed. Michel Dumoulin, 51-62. Bern: Peter Lang, 2000.

"Western Rearmament, French Military-Industrial Strategies, and the Evolution of the European Economic Order." In La IVe République face aux problèmes d'armement, ed. Maurice Vaïsse, 267-82.  Brussels: Editions Complexe, 1998.

"The French Crisis and the Dissolution of the European Payments Union, 1956-58." In Explorations in OEEC History, ed. Richard T. Griffiths, 219-27. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1997.

"Le Retour à la convertibilité monétaire en Europe occidentale et le redressement financier français." In Du Franc Poincaré à l'écu, ed. Maurice Lévy-Leboyer, Alain Plessis, Michel Aglietta, and Christian de Boissieu, 449-70. Paris: Imprimerie nationale for the Comité pour l'histoire économique et financière, 1993.

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1997