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

On Political Poetry

Iranian poet Farideh Hassanzadeh–Mostafavi asks Adrienne Rich, Joy Harjo, Billy Collins, Maryam Ala Amjadi, and others about American foreign policy, 9/11, war, and the true essence of poetry.

Artists against Assassination

In their country’s tradition of creative dissent, Filipino artists have taken up the struggle against extrajudicial killings.

Three Hard Truths

The United States is negotiating with North Korea but hasn't changed its fundamental policy toward the region.

Seoul Searching

after several years of strained relations between Seoul and Washington, will the Bush administration do a similar about-face and throw a lifeline to Roh Moo-Hyun?
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