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.

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Participatory Totalitarianism

We are not passive objects of the surveillance state. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels.

Red Mud and Other Messes

In 2010, Hungary suffered a massive toxic sludge spill, from which it's still recovering.

Coup Fever

Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.

Romania’s Fragile New Left

Unlike Poland, Hungary or Yugoslavia, Romania saw no critical socialist movement emerge in response to the orthodox Communists in power.

Piketty in Elysium

If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.

The First Roma Feminist

Roma women must confront not only the prejudices of society as a whole but also discrimination within traditional Roma families.
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