Past Fellows

The Nation: Karina Piser on walking while trans

  • February 19, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

New York police are accused of routinely using legislation dubbed the Walking While Trans ban to target trans women of color.

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Thomas Goltz receives honorary doctorate in Baku

  • February 18, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

ADA University in Baku conferred an honorary doctorate on the former ICWA fellow for his research and publications on Azerbaijan and the wider Caspian region.

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Washington Post: Karina Piser on France and #MeToo

  • February 13, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

A backlash against French author Gabriel Matzneff, who wrote about his sexual encounters with children, suggests that France is finally reckoning with its attitude toward sexual liberation.

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Monocle Radio: Hannah Armstrong on Burkina Faso and France

  • February 10, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

With Burkina Faso's increasing problems with attacks by jihadist groups, a weak government and underfunded security forces, Andrew Mueller of Monocle Radio asks whether France's military should be involved.

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The American Interest: Matt Chitwood on China’s slow trains

  • February 10, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

Tagging along with three migrant workers from Yunnan province , newly returned ICWA fellow Matthew Chitwood (China, 2017-2019) joins chunyun, or the spring migration of the country's workforce.

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New York Magazine: Andrew Rice on Michael Avenatti

  • February 5, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

After a year caught in a downward spiral, the disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti—who achieved fame representing the porn star Stormy Daniels—spent the past two weeks in solitary confinement, in a cell once occupied by the Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.

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Daily Beast: Neri Zilber on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

  • January 30, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

Despite the approval voiced in Washington, the US administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will most likely only raise tensions.

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Forbes: Willy Foote on mobile-based solutions for smallholder farmers

  • January 27, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The social entrepreneur Anushka Ratnayake has managed to lower prices for servicing smallholder farmers in remote areas through the innovative use of SMS and mobile phone technology.

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Al Jazeera: Hannah Armstrong on rising West African violence

  • January 14, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

In response to the rising number of deaths from attacks by armed groups in the Sahel region of West Africa, France hosts a summit of regional leaders to plot a path forward.

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Globe and Mail: Neri Zilber on how Soleimani’s death affects Israel

  • January 10, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The country could become a key player in any resulting conflict.

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