The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and Public Seminar (P.S.) invite you to the first of our Global Dialogues Fellowship Lecture Series Aftershock: The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Project in Eastern Europe and Beyond featuring author and political analyst John Feffer. Feffer will discuss his latest work Aftershock in which he re-visits Eastern Europe and documents the stories of many who’s hope and optimism after the fall of the Iron Curtain has only led to disappointment. Revealing the broken dreams of a remarkable cast of characters Aftershock is the epic story of a region that against great odds is still fighting for a brighter future.
John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2012-13, he was also an Open Society Fellow looking at the transformations that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1989.
He is the author of several books and numerous articles. His latest book is Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams. He is also the author of the recent dystopian novel, Splinterlands. He has also produced ten plays, including four one-man shows, and published a novel. He is a senior associate at the Asia Institute in Seoul and has been both 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 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 Foreign Policy in Focus, the Institute for Policy Studies, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, among other organizations.