Theodore Friend

Research Areas:

Indonesia, Philippines, religion

Theodore Friend, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, was a teacher, historian, and novelist. He passed away in 2020. In 2003, Harvard University Press published his latest book, Indonesian Destinies. In 2004, he served as C.V. Starr Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asia Studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC. He was president of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships from 1984-96 and of Swarthmore College from 1973-82. Dr. Friend’s first book, Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines, 1929-1946 (Yale University Press, 1965) won the Bancroft Prize in American History, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy (1966).

Theodore Friend
Senior Fellow, Asia Program
Foreign Policy Research Institute
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA