John Feffer

Author Bio

John Feffer

John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has been an Open Society Foundation Fellow and a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal. He has worked as an international affairs representative in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee.

He has studied in England and Russia, lived in Poland and Japan, and traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia. He has taught a graduate level course on international conflict at Sungkonghoe University in Seoul in July 2001 and delivered lectures at a variety of academic institutions including New York University, Hofstra, Union College, Cornell University, and Sofia University (Tokyo).

John has been widely interviewed in print and on radio. He serves on the advisory committees of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea. He is a recipient of the Herbert W. Scoville fellowship and has been a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation.

His website is: www.johnfeffer.com

Content by this author

Food and Trade: Dialogue

FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other's positions.

Trade Can Play A Role in Agricultural Development

FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other's positions.

Free Trade Doesn’t Help Agriculture

FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other's positions.

Global Warming: It’s All About Energy

Climate change is not an environmental problem. It’s an energy problem. Columnist Michael T. Klare explains why this is a critical distinction.
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