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

Missionary Zeal

While the media debates endlessly whether America can overcome racism and sexism and finally elect an African-American commander-in-chief or a female to the White House, there’s been very little consideration of what it might mean to have a former missionary in the Oval Office.

A Green Bulldozer?

President Lee Myung-Bak can turn South Korea into the first sustainable Green economy in the world.

Roumen Yanovski

Roumen Yanovski from ACCESS, Sofia, Bulgaria, compares the fates of both ethnic Turks and Roma in Bulgaria, posing questions on national identity, social reform, present day media, and history.

Albert Heta

Artist and Director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Pristina Albert Heta debates the political and social consequences of art in times of conflict.

Nigar Goksal

Nigar Goksal of the European Stability Initiative discusses the political climate in Turkey as regards the country's pending EU membership; Balkanization; women's rights; Islamic interest groups; and the Armenian issue.
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