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Paul Hockenos

Senior Fellow


Expertise: Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe; Migration and Development; European Union; Protest and Social Movements; Racism and Nationalism; Globalization and Conflict; Transatlantic Relations.

Paul Hockenos is a New York- and Berlin-based author and political analyst who has written about European affairs since 1989. His articles and commentaries have appeared in World Policy Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, New Statesman, Boston Review, Internationale Politik, The Nation, Die Tageszeitung, In These Times, Christian Science Monitor, as well as many other periodicals in Europe and North America.

As a journalist, Hockenos covered the democratic revolutions of 1989-90 from Central Europe and authored the first book about extreme nationalist and far-right movements in the region. Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1993) examines the emergence of extremist political parties and figures after the breakup of the Eastern bloc in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

In the Balkans, Hockenos wrote about all of the wars of the 1990s and in 1997-99 worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina on media issues. His Homeland Calling: Exile Patriotism and the Balkans Wars (Cornell University Press, 2003) was the first study to examine the role that diasporas played in the conflicts of the 1990s. According to former UN Special Envoy to the Balkans and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Carl Bildt, "There is simply no way to understand how the different wars in the Balkans erupted during the 1990s without knowing the role played by the different exile and diaspora communities. Paul Hockenos has done truly pioneering work in describing this crucial aspect of the Balkans issues. No one has done it before, and no one is likely to do it better in the future."
 
As an analyst and board member of the think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI), Hockenos worked in the Lessons Learned and Analysis section of the UN Mission in Kosovo in 2003-04. He led ESI's migration and development in rural Kosovo project and also the East West Institute's crossborder movement and migration project in the Ohrid-Prespa Triangle in 2005. He was recently engaged with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on a migration and development in South Eastern Europe study (forthcoming) conducted for the Austrian Development Bank. He is part of the Berlin Free University's Arbeitsgruppe Migration, conducted by the Institute for Eastern European Studies. Hockenos has presented his research and findings on migration-development, and globalization and conflict at workshops and conferences in the US and across Europe.
 
Most recently, Hockenos authored the book, Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic: An Alternative History of Postwar Germany (Oxford University Press, 2008). He has been a visiting fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the European Journalism College at the Free University Berlin. He has been awarded prize journalism fellowships from the German Marshall Fund and financing from the Rockefeller Foundation. In addition to establishing the WPI’s new Migration and Development Program focusing on the Western Balkans, he is an editor at Internationale Politik-Global Edition, Germany's foremost foreign affairs magazine.

 
Education:
Skidmore College, BA in Political Economy

Free University Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, graduate studies University of Sussex, MA in Social and Political Thought
 

MAJOR STUDIES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND BOOKS
 
 
Kosovo's Lifeline: Migration and Development in Rural Kosovo,” European Stability Initiative report, 2006.
 
“Cross Border Movement and Migration in the Ohrid/Prespa Triangle,” East-West Institute report, 2007.
 
 
“Europe’s Nightmare: Lessons in the Decade of Milosevic,” in Appeal to Reason: The First 25 Years of In These Times, Ed. Craig Aaron, Seven Stories Press, 2002, pp. 234-245.
 
 
Contributor. The Media Experts Commission Final Report. OSCE Mission to Bosnia Herzegovina, 1998.
 
“Uncivil Society: The Return of the European Right,” in Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order, Ed. Phyllis Bennis. Olive Branch Press, 1993,  pp.197-205.
 
 SELECTED ARTICLES
 

"He's Not Alone," Foreign Policy, April 19, 2012.

"The Merkelization of Europe," Foreign Policy, December 9, 2011.

"Europe's Incentive Plans for Spurring E.V. Sales," The New York Times, July 29, 2011.

"Foreign Policy: Shifty Merkel Pulls the Plug," NPR, June 7, 2011.

"Frau Flip Flop," Foreign Policy, June 1, 2011.

"Green is the New Black," Foreign Policy, March 1, 2011.

"The War Over Germany's Imams," Foreign Policy, July 2, 2010.

"Past Forward," Boston Review, March/April 2010.

"Bishop's Critique Prompts German Debate on Afghanistan," National Catholic Reporter, February 3, 2010.

"The Year That Was," The New York Times, January 22, 2010.

"Is Germany's Health Care a Good Model for the US?" GlobalPost, October 8, 2009.

"Europe's Central Disappointment," Newsweek, October 2, 2009.


"On the Campaign Trail with Gunter Grass," GlobalPost, September 26, 2009. 

"Going Beyond Kyoto," Foreign Policy in Focus, September 25, 2009.

"Germans' Suprising Reaction to Inglourious Basterds," Global Post, September 4, 2009.

"The Revolution in Germany," Newsweek, August 28, 2009.
 

The New U.S.-Russian Détente?,” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 4, 2009.

"Germany's Turkish Obama." The Nation, February 2, 2009.

"U.S. & Europe: Partnership of Equals" World Policy Journal, Winter 2008/09, Vol. 25, No. 4: 115–126.
 
"The 'Kosovo Dilemma' Goes Astray." In These Times, June 25, 2008.
 
"Behind Serb Lines." New Statesman, June 2, 1995. Republished July 31, 2008.
 
"Left Behind." Boston Review, November/December 2007.
 
LECTURES AND APPEARANCES
 
Center for European Studies, Harvard University
 
The Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies at Columbia University
 
Osteuropa Institut, Free University Berlin
 
Southeastern European University, Tetevo
 
Central European University, Budapest
Viadrina University, Frankfurt am Oder
 
Skidmore College; Institute for Global Governance, London School of Economics
 
St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University
 
EU Pillar UNMIK; New York University
 
Northwestern University
Texas A&M University

 

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