Political Analyst and Correspondent, Berlin, Germany

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2000


Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based writer and consultant who has been working in Germany and Eastern Europe since 1989. As a journalist, he covered the collapse of communism, Yugoslavia’s wars, and the European Union’s transformations over two decades. He worked as a spokesperson and media officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission to Bosnia Herzegovina in northern Bosnia. From 1989-1996, he was the Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for Pacifica Radio and In These Times. Hockenos is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and Die Tageszeitung. His work has also appeared in World Policy Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, New Statesman, Slavic Review, and the Village Voice, among others. In 1993, he authored the first English-language book on right-wing movements in newly-liberated Central and Eastern Europe, entitled Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (Routledge), which was described in the Washington Post Book World as “a pioneering account of the extreme right in contemporary Eastern Europe.” From 2006 to 2011 Hockenos was editor of the foreign affairs journal Internationale PolitikGlobal Edition and the internet site IP-Global. His expertise includes migration, media, consumer protection, post-conflict development, governance, reconciliation, and the NGO world.