On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Center for Foreign Policy at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the Asan Dosirak Series with John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
In his lecture titled “Why North Korea 2013 Is Not East Germany 1989,” Mr. Feffer discussed what the experiences of Eastern Europe over the last 25 years tell us about the likely trajectory of North Korea and, by extension, South Korea.
Date / Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / 10:30am – 01:00pm
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
John Feffer is the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. Mr. Feffer is also a senior associate at the Asia Institute in Seoul, Korea. He was a Pantech Fellow at Stanford University, where he focused on the impact of globalization on Korean food and agriculture. He was also an Open Society Foundation Fellow in 2012-13, during which he conducted interviews in Eastern Europe with many of the same activists, policymakers and academics that met in the region in 1989-90. He has travelled to North Korea three times and to South Korea more than three dozen times. He has written numerous articles and essays about Korea that have been published by the Korean Economic Institute, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Nation, World Policy Journal, and The American Prospect. He is the author of several books, including North Korea, South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis (Seven Stories, 2003), and the editor of The Future of U.S.-Korean Relations: Imbalance of Power (Routledge, 2006).