Professor, History
Phone: (404) 727-4476
Office: Bowden 327

Fraser J. Harbutt, Professor, (B.A., LL.B., University of Otago, New Zealand, 1960; LL.M., University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1967; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976). International history, U.S. Political and Diplomatic History, U.S.-Soviet Relations, Cold War history. Author of The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America and the Origins of the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 1986), which co-won the Stuart L. Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations given for best first or second book in American Diplomatic History; The Cold War Era (Blackwell, 2001); and Yalta 1945: Europe and America at the Crossroads (Cambridge University Press, 2010) which won the Southern Historians Association’s Charles White Prize in European History, received a Special Citation from the Academy of American Diplomacy, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

I am now completing Churchill and America, a semi-biographical study, and am currently interested in the varying definitions of the American diplomatic tradition and the general problems of transition between successive international orders.

My Curriculum Vitae


  • BA, University of Otago, 1960.
  • LLB, University of Otago, 1960.
  • LLM, University of Auckland, 1967.
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1976.


  • International history
  • U.S. diplomatic and political history
  • Cold War history
  • British history
  • Legal history      

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