John Feffer

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John Feffer


John Feffer is co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus with the Institute for Policy Studies.

Activism

John has authored or edited several books and numerous articles. Most recently, he has been a Writing Fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC 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[1]in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee. He has also worked for the AFSC on such issues as the global economy, gun control, women and workplace, and domestic politics. He has served as a consultant for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, among other organizations.

DSA member

John Feffer is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea

Logo for the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea

John Feffer was listed[3] as a "past member" of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, a "network of progressive Koreanists and allies among fellow social activists."[4]

Past members of the Steering Committee include: Nancy Abelmann, Charles Armstrong, Edward Chang, Michael Chwe, Donald Clark, Koen De Ceuster, John Duncan, Henry Em, John Feffer, Theodore Hughes, Kathy Moon, Robert Oppenheim, James Palais, Jim Seymour, Gi-Wook Shin, Seung Hye Suh, Ji-Yeon Yuh.

North Korea

Writes Feffer;

In one of the great ironies of my work on North Korea, when I was actually visiting the country between 1998 and 2001, I couldn’t write about what I saw or the discussions I had there. Only when I was no longer engaged in citizen diplomacy — and only when I no longer had direct access to “facts on the ground” — could I write to my heart’s content.[5]

Man's Common Threat is Climate Change

From left to right, Alexis Dudden of the University of Connecticut, Daniel Garrett of the Asia Institute, John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Lawrence Wilkerson, former COS to Colin Powell.

During a seminar held by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus in Washington, D.C. on March 25 2014, titled “Re-Balancing In East Asia: Could 100-year Time Frame Under-gird U.S. Engagement,” during a panel discussion titled “How can the United States engage constructively with the countries of East Asia?”] John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and senior associate of the Asia Institute, concluded the seminar with the observation that President Ronald Reagan had once said that only a common enemy, like Martians invading the Earth, would bring the nations of the world together to work in peace for a common goal. “Now,” he concluded, “we do not need to look for some extraterrestrial invader to provide us with a common enemy. It is right here amongst us on Earth. It is climate change.”[6]

Other speakers included Daniel Garrett of the Asia Institute, Alexis Dudden, and Lawrence Wilkerson, former COS to Colin Powell.

Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific

Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific released a "Statement Opposing U.S.-South Korea Joint Military Exercises Key Resolve Foal Eagle" circa 2008;

Christine Ahn, Gretchen Alther, Rev. Levi Bautista, Jackie Cabasso, Herbert Docena, John Feffer, Bruce Gagnon, Joseph Gerson, Subrata Goshoroy, Mark Harrison, Christine Hong, Kyle Kajihiro, Peter Kuznick, Hyun Lee, Ramsay Liem, Andrew Lichterman, John Lindsay-Poland, Ngo Vinh Long, Stephen McNeil, Nguyet Nguyen, Satoko Norimatsu, Koohan Paik, Mike Prokosch, Juyeon Rhee, Arnie Sakai, Tim Shorrock, Alice Slater, David Vine, Sofia Wolman, Kevin Martin.[7]

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Feffer is listed as an endorser of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, as of March 15, 2010.[8]

Disarm Now! conference

In June 2010, John Feffer addressed the Disarm Now! Conference, Riverside Church, New York. (Workshop: Challenging Asia-Pacific Militarism…) is the co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. He is the author of numerous books and articles on international affairs..[9]

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