Articles, Interviews, Appearances, Publications

By Institute of Current World Affairs Current & Former Fellows for other media outlets

Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders and Creative Disruptors




Forbes • April 21, 2014


image I doubt anybody graduating from university this spring grew up saying: "I want to be a professional creative disrupter!" But that's precisely what the world needs - especially in the face of climate change, ...

Algeria Slouches Toward Its Elections




AlJazeera America • April 17, 2014


image Algeria is stuck in a rut. The country is embarrassed by being corralled into accepting a fourth term for a leader few think is fit to serve as head of state. But the truth is that these elections...

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia




New Republic • April 16, 2014


image A couple of years ago, a burglar climbed across my roof in suburban Johannesburg to get to a neighbor's house. I never saw him, only heard him, but for months afterwards, I would...

Israeli Financial Measures Against the Palestinian Authority




The Washington Institute • April 11, 2014


image On April 1, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas signed accession papers to fifteen international conventions, endangering the current round of peace talks and spurring the Israeli government to state that ...

The Fort Hood Shooting and Wars Without End




The New Yorker • April 4, 2014


image On Tuesday,, a site that tracks American fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan, published a comforting statistic: for the first time since 2002, no U.S. serviceman or woman had died at war during the previous ...

All the president's men, and the plans for China's reform




China Economic Review • March 31, 2014


image President Xi Jinping is often called the most powerful Chinese leader since iconic reformer Deng Xiaoping. But most people outside Beijing's inner circle have no way of knowing just how much power Xi and his team wield, and how ...
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Fellowships 2014

The Institute of Current World Affairs will appoint one Fellow in June 2014. Supported from the Institute’s endowment, Fellows with appropriate topics may receive support from specically endowed funds, including: John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship Area of Study: Central and Eastern Europe or the Middle East. John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships Graduate degree in forestry or forest-related specialties required. Donors’ Fellowship Appointments every two years. Topics and areas of study are unrestricted.


ICWA Fellowship Award 2014

image The Institute of Current World Affairs announces the selection of Mr. Robbie Corey-Boulet for a two-year Fellowship in West Africa. Beginning in March 2014, Mr. Corey-Boulet will research LGBTI activism and homophobia in West Africa, dividing his time between Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Liberia. He has worked for the last five years as a journalist in Southeast Asia and West Africa, most recently with The Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal. Previously reporting for The Associated Press from Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire, Robbie broke stories of anti-gay legislation in Liberia, sexual violence against transgender sex workers in Abidjan and acts of torture committed by the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire. He also conducted the first interview by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with an international journalist after she won a share of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Previously a reporter for the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia, Robbie became the beat reporter for the Khmer Rouge tribunal, a United Nations-backed court that had just begun the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. Robbie's work has been published by World Policy Journal, Guernica, Asia Literary Review and, among other publications. Proficient in French, he holds a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Brown University (2007) and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (2008).