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Stefan Huebner

Public Policy Fellow

Professional affiliation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany)

Wilson Center Projects

City upon the Sea. Global Capitalism from Offshore Oil to Humanity’s Colonization of the Ocean

Full Biography

Currently, Stefan Huebner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany). In July 2016, he will start a Research Fellowship at National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute. In spring 2016, he is a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center. His second book project is a global history of oceanic colonization projects. He received his Ph.D. from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) in 2014. His Ph.D. research covered the impact of regional Asian sports events – established by the American YMCA – on modernization and development processes in Asia. His book – Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 – was published by National University of Singapore Press in April 2016. Huebner was awarded a Visiting Scholarship at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, a Doctoral and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, and a Doctoral Fellowship at the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo.

Major Publications

Stefan Huebner, Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2016; distribution in cooperation with University of Chicago Press.

Stefan Hübner, “Muscular Christianity and the ‘Western Civilizing Mission’: Elwood S. Brown, the YMCA and the Idea of the Far Eastern Championship Games,” in: Diplomatic History 39,3 (2015), 532-557.

Stefan Hübner, “National Socialist Foreign Policy and Press Instructions, 1933-1939: Aims and Ways of Coverage Manipulation based on the Example of East Asia,” in: International History Review 34,2 (2012), 271-291.