The honor recognizes Auslin for his original contributions to historical scholarship. The inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Auslin specializes in global risk analysis, U.S. security and foreign policy strategy, and security and political relations in Asia.
"It's an honor to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society,” Auslin said. “The Anglo-American historical tradition helped create the modern historical profession, and being part of a trans-Atlantic community of scholars is ever more important in an interdependent world for understanding our global past.”
He added, “I look forward in particular to expanding research into the American and British historical encounter with the Indo-Pacific and how that continues to shape our world."
Auslin’s most recent book is The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region. During his career, he has served as an associate professor of history at Yale University, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.
At the Hoover Institution, Auslin is a member of the Military History/Contemporary Conflict Working Group, and the Islamism and the International Working Group.
Since it was founded in 1868, the Royal Historical Society has become one of the world’s foremost organizations for professional historians involved in the scholarly study of the past.
Clifton B. Parker, Hoover Institution: 650-498-5204, cbparker [at] stanford.edu