Archives: Institute of Current World Affairs

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The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a country, region, or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields.

ICWA Trustee Mike Lampton Interviewed on Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call

ICWA Trustee Mike Lampton, among the world’s eminent China scholars, appeared December 6th on PRI’s ‘On Point’ to discuss ‘US-China Relations on Edge with President-elect Trump.’  The show, widely broadcast on NPR, featured Mike’s expert assessment of the impact of Trump’s phone call with the President of Taiwan. http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2016/12/06/us-china-relations-trump

How Europe Sees the Presidential Election

In addition to Al-Jazeera and other media, Transatlantic Magazine covered ICWA’s 24 October event on ‘How Europe Sees the US Presidential Election.’  This well-attended event included panelist and Trustee Tod Sedgwick and past fellow and past Chair, Joe Battat.  Transatlantic Magazine Editor Robert Guttman writes that “The conference, …

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 …

The Geopolitics of LGBT Rights Conference

Read ICWA Fellow’s Robbie Corey-Boulet’s recap & watch the video here. In May of 2016, ICWA co-hosted a major conference on the struggle for LBGT rights around the globe. Keynote speaker Randy Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT persons will present along with panelists from five continents. The event was hosted in partnership …

The Bonjour Effect

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed is the latest book on French language and culture from past ICWA Fellows Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau.  The Bonjour Effect explores and examines the art of French conversation and explains the way that the French talk about themselves, the world, and everything in between. …