The Hoover Institution today announced that Michael Auslin has been named the inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia. Auslin, a Hoover Institution research fellow, will specialize in Asian political and security issues, especially related to China and Japan, technology trends, and US foreign policy strategy.

“I am pleased to welcome Misha to the Hoover Institution and our esteemed company of scholars,” said Hoover Institution director Tom Gilligan. “As our country faces many consequential issues abroad, we welcome his intellectual contributions to the global policy discussions ahead."

A best-selling author, Auslin’s most recent book is The End of the Asian Century:  War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region (Yale). He is a longtime contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review and has appeared in other leading publications, including the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Politico.

"I am honored to join an unparalleled community of scholars and practitioners and am eager to help further develop Hoover's expertise in Asia,” said Auslin.

Prior to joining the Hoover Institution, Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.  He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund, among other honors, and serves on the board of the Wilton Park USA Foundation. He received a BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About the Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned Library & Archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity and secure and safeguard peace for America and all mankind.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Maria Thorbourne | Office of Public Affairs | Hoover Institution in Washington | | 202-760-3187

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