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Jason Steinhauer

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Jason Steinhauer

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Highest degree earned

M.A., New York University


Jason Steinhauer is a bestselling author and public historian who operates at the intersection of history, tech, social media and politics. He is the founder and CEO of the History Communication Institute; a global fellow at the Wilson Center; a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; a contributor to TIME and CNN; a past editorial board member of The Washington Post "Made By History" section; and a presidential counselor of the National WWII Museum. 

He was the founding director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and worked for seven years at the U.S. Library of Congress. He is also an award-winning museum curator and a certified archivist. His bestselling book, "History, Disrupted: How Social Media & the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past," examines how history gets communicated on the social web.

Steinhauer is a member of the expert speaker’s bureau of the U.S. Department of State and has traveled overseas three times with the State Department as part of diplomatic exchanges between the United States and the European Union, meeting with government officials, scholars and students to discuss the effects of the web and social media on public understandings of news, history and misinformation/disinformation.

He is an internationally recognized speaker and commentator who appears at events across the United States and Europe and is cited frequently in the media. 

Research Interests

Technology, media, museums, public history, disinformation