Monthly Archives: May 2016

Netanyahu’s Coalition Games

Foreign Affairs – Former Fellow Neri Zilber has written a new article on the recent upheaval in Israeli politics, when Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog entered into talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about joining the current government only to have the deal fall apart. According to Zilber, “Herzog has become a laughingstock, …

Introducing the 2016 ICWA Fellow

Institute of Current World Affairs awards 2016 Fellowship to Onyinye Edeh for work on Girls’ Empowerment in Nigeria Washington – The Institute of Current World Affairs proudly announces the winner of the 2016 ICWA Fellowship, Onyinye Edeh of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Ms. Edeh’s two-year ICWA Fellowship will be in Nigeria and Niger where she will …

In the Know – The Bonjour Effect

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed, the latest book on French language and culture from past ICWA Fellows Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau received a glowing review in The New York Times Book Review this week. Molly Young writes that The Bonjour Effect, the latest of Barlow and Nadeau’s several books on France …

“Now the Writing Starts”: An Interview with Adonis

18 April 2016 Dear Edward, In January, I had the distinct honor of meeting Adonis, the Syrian poet who is perhaps the preeminent public intellectual in the Arab world. He is an innovator of the prose poem in Arabic, a literary scholar and translator, an ardent secularist, and a lightning rod. Some background: Born Ali Ahmad Said Esber in a small village …