John Bunzl is Affiliated Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Policy (oiip). In 1977/78 he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Conflict Research Vienna. From 1978 he was a lecturer at Austrian universities, and since 1980 a researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Policy (oiip). He has taught at the universities of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. Although of Jewish origin himself, Bunzl is particularly committed to the concerns of the Palestinians, earning him sharp criticism but also recognition. He has been accused of anti-Semitism several times. He also works on the topic of Jewish history. In 2009, he was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for the political book of the political academy of the SPÖ.