FEA Alumni Council Member

John Phillips is a career U.S. Marine that has served in various roles on active and reserve duty, ranging from musician to career planner. He left active duty in 2014 to pursue his education on a full time basis, studying abroad as an FEA Scholar in Amman, Jordan in summer 2015 and graduating with his bachelor’s in December of that year. He immediately began his graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and has since earned his master’s degree with focuses in public international law, conflict resolution, and gender analysis. John now works as an independent scholar and consultant. He is currently a Luce Scholar in Taipei, Taiwan where he works at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies and researches issues of civil-military relations, law of armed conflict, and diplomacy. He also continues to serve in uniform as a reserve Civil-Military Operations planner at in Okinawa, Japan.