Villanova, Pa. – Jason Steinhauer, Director of the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University, has been appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), with their Center for the Study of America and the West.
“Jason has already made a name for himself as an advocate for the sensible and responsible use of history in our public discourse, and for his work against the pernicious effects of fake news. FPRI and especially the Center for the Study of America and the West is delighted to add him to our scholarly family, and we look forward to many fruitful collaborations” said Ron Granieri, Executive Director of the Center, in a press release.
Steinhauer is a recognized leader within the field of public history and history communication. He is also the creator of a new field of study, History Communication, and his writings about history have been published in professional publications and national media outlets. Steinhauer has more than 15 years of professional work experience in museums, archives, government and academia at institutions such as the Library of Congress, New-York Historical Society, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
The Lepage Center recently hosted its formal launch event discussing the crisis around “fake news” and “fake history”. The Center has also recently begun publishing a blog called Hindsights, which features posts from Villanova history faculty members looking at current events from a historical perspective.
The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest is a multifaceted resource that draws upon the past to impart lessons learned to the modern world. Led by Steinhauer and Paul Steege, PhD, faculty director and associate professor of history, the Center engages the public through academic programs, research, publications and events. Its outreach includes the public, policymakers, scholars, teachers and students from history and other fields—contributing to a more informed and involved public. Among its greatest goals, the Lepage Center strives to have a visible and tangible impact on the way history is taught to future generations.
About Foreign Policy Research Institute: The Foreign Policy Research Institute, founded in 1955, is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. In the tradition of our founder, Ambassador Robert Strausz-Hupé, Philadelphia-based FPRI embraces history and geography to illuminate foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.