Alumni

WAMU: Tyrone Turner and Mikaela Lefrak tell the story of a deaf DJ

  • November 11, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Nico DiMarco has been deaf since birth, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing a side career as a DJ in Washington, DC. Tyrone Turner (Brazil, 1999-2000) and Mikaela Lefrak record his pulsating sound for WAMU radio. Click here for the article and a link to Tyrone’s video and photos.

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AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on
Ethiopia’s border troubles

  • October 30, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Residents in both Ethiopia and Eritrea complain of a lack of progress on demarcating their shared border despite a much-lauded peace deal, ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end hostilities, but locals

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The American Prospect: Jonathan Guyer on Bernie’s Israel policy

  • October 30, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Speaking at a conference of the liberal pro-Israel advocacy group J Street , Bernie Sanders energized the crowd by recommending a tough love approach to Israel, ICWA former fellow Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) writes in The American Prospect. The senator from Vermont advocated conditioning aid to Israel on its human rights record. “He can take

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Johns Hopkins SAIS Magazine: Matt Chitwood profile

  • October 28, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Johns Hopkins SAIS Magazine features Matt Chitwood (China, 2017-2019) as a noteworthy alum, who is chronicling the transformation of China from his home in a remote village in Yunnan province. “Changes have been taking place in Bangdong village, where I live,” Matt writes. “Spring tea season has come and gone. Some have married, and some

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Financial Times: Karina Piser on Marine Le Pen’s Plan

  • October 25, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

France’s far right party, the National Rally, has turned its attention to aggressively campaigning in local elections, Karina Piser (France, 2017-2019) reports for The Financial Times. “As the National Rally seeks to shed its image as a political pariah and settle into the mainstream, municipal elections have emerged as an indispensable strategy,” she writes. “Although

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Globe and Mail: Neri Zilber on Israel after Netanyahu

  • October 24, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

The Israeli prime minister’s recent loss in the polls on top of his criminal indictments on corruption charges could mark a new chapter in Israeli politics, former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) writes in an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail. “It’s all a major comedown for a leader who has, in the

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NPR: Neri Zilber on Netanyahu’s possible successor

  • October 22, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) joins NPR’s Here & Now to discuss how a new Israeli government might look after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition, clearing the way for his rival Benny Gantz to try. Link to Here & Now interview here. Image credits here.

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Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow publish new book

  • October 21, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

We just published a new book, Charging Ahead: Hydro-Quebec and the Future of Electricity. The book has an interesting story: when we started working on it in 2018, we thought we’d be writing a history of Hydro-Québec. But the plan quickly changed when we realized the future of Hydro-Québec was more interesting — much more interesting.

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AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on violence in southern Ethiopia

  • October 16, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Ethiopian security forces have embarked on a campaign of forced disarmament that regional leaders and witnesses say has been accompanied by the shooting of civilians, mass detentions and beatings, former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed—this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate—is facing a

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The American Prospect: Jonathan Guyer on the Democrats’ world view

  • October 15, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

ICWA former fellow Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) discusses the main presidential candidates’ views on foreign affairs. Read the full article here. Image credits here.

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