Articles, Interviews, Appearances, Publications

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

What's Next For Brazil Now That World Cup Is Over?




Huffington Post Live • July 15, 2014


image Shannon Sims, who recently finished her ICWA fellowship in Brazil, speaks on HuffPost Live about the divided opinions in Brazil concerning the World Cup and what is next for Brazil now that the tournament has ended....

Prolonged Military Strikes Begin in Gaza and More




The Wall Street Journal • July 9, 2014


image Neri Zilber, former ICWA fellow in Israel and current Washington Institute Visiting Scholar, joins Simon Constable on the News Hub to discuss the escalating violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip....

Growing Cacao + Feeling Good About It




OZY • July 7, 2014


Looking for guilt-free chocolate? Well, maybe there's no such thing, but if you source it to Brazil's Bahia state, chances are good that you at least won't be contributing to the destruction of tropical forestland....

A Recipe for a Melting Pot, by JFK




OZY • July 4, 2014


image With House Speaker John Boehner weighing in, immigration reform is back on the table. Then again, is immigration ever really off the American table? Nope. ...

Stash Pad




New York Magazine • June 29, 2014


image The buyer, an Italian, was in town for a week, with a million or so dollars to spend. We met one Sunday morning at 20 Pine, a Financial District condo building. She wore a red scarf, jangly jewelry, and a pair of lime-green...

Securing al-Sham




Foreign Affairs • June 25, 2014


image Uprooting the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) from the swath of territory it now holds between Aleppo and Baghdad will take a lot more than airstrikes or a change of government in Iraq....
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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).