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Michael Auslin, Ph.D.

Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia — Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Michael Auslin (M.A. ’91) is the inaugural Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow in the Asia and National Security Programs at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. A historian by training, he specializes in contemporary and historical U.S. policy in Asia and political and security issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

He is the author or editor of six books, including the forthcoming Asia’s New Geopolitics, as well as the best-selling The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region. He is a longtime contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and his writing appears in other leading publications, including The Atlantic, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Politico. He comments regularly for U.S. and foreign print and broadcast media. 

Previously, Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University, a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and was a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Fulbright Scholar, and a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow, among other honors. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Wilton Park USA Foundation.

Auslin earned his Master of Arts degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Indiana University in 1991.

Payson J. Treat held the first professorship in “Far Eastern history” at an American university, a post created for him at Stanford in 1906.

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