Research Areas:

History, Communication, Museum

Jason Steinhauer is a Global Fellow at The Wilson Center; Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; contributor to TIME and CNN; past editorial board member of The Washington Post “Made by History” section; Presidential Counselor of the National WWII Museum; and former Founding Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest. In 2020, he founded the History Club on Clubhouse, which he hosts regularly. The club has more than 100,000 members and averages 2,500 listeners per week. In 2021, he created the first cryptocurrency devoted to history, $JASON coin, which will be used to provide grants for public-facing history projects. In 2014, he coined the term “History Communicators” and has worked with colleagues worldwide to found the new field of History Communication, and is the founder of the History Communication Institute. Jason has twice traveled overseas with the U.S. Department of State 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 information. He has spoken at events across the United States and Europe and appears frequently in the media.