Michael R. Auslin

Michael R. Auslin
  • Resident Scholar
    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Michael Auslin is Resident Scholar in Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He specializes in US-East Asian relations, Japanese foreign policy and Asian security issues. Previously, he was Associate Professor of history at Yale University, where he was the Founding Director of the Project on Japan-US Relations. Auslin is the author of Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy and Japan Society, 1907-2007 and is completing the manuscript of a third book, entitled Pacific Cosmopolitans: The Cultural Encounter between Japan and the United States, 1850-2000. He is a frequent commentator in American and foreign media. In addition to being a former Fulbright and Japan Foundation Scholar, he is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program and an Asia 21 Young Fellow of the Asia Society. He received a BSc from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and holds a PhD in History from the University of Illinois.