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Jessica Reilly I August 20, 2017Two years ago, my boyfriend and I set sail in a four-decade-old boat, built around the time we were born, heading down a coast we had never seen. Few modern vessels have traversed the entire coastline, more than 5,000 miles from the Sea of Cortez through the Panama Canal and into the Caribbean. We sailed ...Read more
Onyinye Edeh I August 10, 2017Waru is an impoverished neighborhood in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. In Waru, homes lack latrines, leading residents to use a community latrine outside or relieve themselves in the bush. The community also deals with high amounts of trash. I met a woman with three children, none of them in school. Although the mother worked full ...Read more
Gregory Feifer I August 18, 2017“You cannot grow up in the second half of the 20th century in the United States of America and live abroad in the 21st century and not feel it all the time,” writes former ICWA fellow Suzy Hansen in her new book Notes on a Foreign Country. Out this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ...Read more
Institute of Current World Affairs I August 14, 2017Former fellow and current ICWA trustee Joel Millman (1987-1989, El Salvador) was interviewed by Ari Sharpiro of NPR’s All Things Considered. Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, shed light on smugglers off the coast of Yemen. In this last week, smugglers have threw “as many as 280 migrants into the waters off the coast ...Read more