Ph.D. – Ohio State University, 2009
M.A. – Ohio State University, 2005
B.A. – Indiana University, 2002
Interests and Research
Paul Chamberlin specializes in twentieth century international history with a focus on U.S. foreign relations and the Middle East. His first book, The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order (Oxford, 2012), is an international history of the Palestinian liberation struggle. His next book, The Cold War's Killing Fields: The Human Tragedy of the Superpower Struggle (HarperCollins, forthcoming), is a global history of the bloodiest encounters of the Cold War.
- U.S. Foreign Relations 1775-1920
- U.S. Foreign Relations 1920 to the Present
- Readings in U.S. and the World
- The Global Cold War
- Oxford University Press International History Prize, 2010.
- Fellow in American Foreign Policy at Williams College, 2009-10.
- Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University, 2008-09.
- Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Middle East Studies Center, Ohio State University, 2004-07.
The Cold War's Killing Fields: The Human Tragedy of the Superpower Struggle (HarperCollins, forthcoming).
The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
“Schoenau and the Eagles of the Palestinian Revolution: Refugees, Guerillas, and Human Rights in the Global 1970s,” Cold War History (Jan. 2013).
“Rethinking the Middle East in the Cold War,” Roundtable Essay, International Journal of Middle East Studies (May 2011).
“The Struggle Against Oppression Everywhere: The Global Politics of Palestinian Liberation” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan. 2011).
“A World Restored: Counterrevolution, Religious Fundamentalism, and the Search for Order in the Middle East,” Diplomatic History, Vol. 32, No. 3 (June 2008) 441-469.
Co-editor of the book series "Cambridge Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations," with Cambridge University Press.
Member, Editorial Board, Diplomatic History (peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations), 2015-17.
New York Times
Christian Science Monitor