WASHINGTON, DC, (June 4, 2014) – Distinguished historian and bestselling author Arthur L. Herman has joined Hudson Institute as a Senior Fellow. In his new position, Herman will produce research and policy analysis on energy infrastructure and regulation, the manufacturing industry, defense and national security.
Herman previously served as a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and has held academic appointments at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Commentary Magazine, the New York Post and National Review.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Herman to Hudson Institute,” said Kenneth Weinstein, president of Hudson Institute. “With his diverse background in popular history and economics, Dr. Herman will contribute a refreshingly clear perspective in the arena of public policy.”
Herman is the author of seven books, including The New York Times bestselling “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” (2001); the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Gandhi and Churchill” (2008) with over one-half million copies sold; “To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World” which was nominated for the UK’s Mountbatten Prize; and “Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II,” which The Economist magazine picked as one of the “Best Books of 2012.”
Herman received a Masters and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. He was also the first non-British citizen to be named to the Scottish Arts Council from 2007 to 2009.