Richard Hutton

Richard Hutton

PhD Student

Department of International History

Key Expertise
Military History, Imperial History, East and Southeast Asia

About me

Richard Hutton is an active-duty officer in the United States Army and is studying as a full-time PhD candidate in International History at LSE. Richard's research focuses on British defence and imperial strategy in East and Southeast Asia in the interwar period. Richard is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he studied history, and holds MAs in History from Georgetown University and the US Army Command and General Staff College. His previous research focused on US foreign and defence policy in post-independence Indonesia. He is studying at LSE by way of a US Army Fellowship, the Goodpaster Scholars Program, administered by the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies. Richard's studies at LSE are supervised by Professor Matthew Jones and Professor Antony Best. He is the happily married father of three small children.

Provisional thesis title

Whitehall and the Man on the Spot: Strategies to Protect and Project British Power in the Interwar Far East

Expertise Details

US Foreign Policy; British Empire; British Defence Strategy; Anglo-American Relations; World War II; Grand Strategy; Cold War; Decolonization in Southeast Asia