Jeremiah Pam holds 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. Mr. Pam is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and affiliated with the Global Law and Finance Network.
Between 2006 and 2007, Mr. Pam worked for the Treasury Department at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Financial Attaché for Iraq. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace and helped lead strategic assessments of U.S. government policy in the Middle East and Central Asia for civilian and military agencies. In the period 2010 to 2012, Mr. Pam worked for the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as the Governance Policy Chief. He has testified before Congress on U.S. assistance to Afghanistan and published and lectured on more realistic approaches to international state-building assistance during crises.
Before his career in international affairs, Mr. Pam worked as an International Finance Lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb in New York for more than five years, where he specialized in advising governments on sovereign debt restructuring during financial crises. Mr. Pam has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and co-taught the course on International Business Transactions. Early on in his career, Pam served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for four years followed by three months on the U.S. National Security Council staff as part of a graduate internship program.