John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies (emeritus) at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Copper is the author of more than 30 books on Asia and international affairs. In addition, he has written several monographs, edited one book, co-edited one book, and cotranslated two books. He has also contributed to more than 40 books and has published over 70 articles in academic journals and magazines. A number of his public addresses have been published.
After a 40-year hiatus I have returned to Rhodes as the Coordinator of the Buckman International Studies Initiative, which seeks to provide premier experiential learning opportunities for Rhodes International Studies majors. Having graduated from Rhodes (then Southwestern at Memphis) in 1971 as an IS major, I received my PhD in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina and joined the faculty of Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, New York.