Past Fellows

Foreign Policy: Matthew Chitwood on Sinicization and Hui Muslims

  • April 14, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Signs of China's growing Islamophobia spread beyond the Uyghur minority.

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Webinar video: Nick Schmidle’s Test Gods

  • April 12, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Former fellow and New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle discussed his new book with Explorers Club President Richard Garriott on May 4, 2021.

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Newslines: Neri Zilber on Iran brinksmanship

  • February 26, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Israeli intelligence officials acknowledge problems with a “maximum pressure” policy on Tehran.

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Kitty Hempstone dies

  • February 22, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Kathaleen "Kitty" Fishback Hempstone was a former ICWA trustee and longtime institute supporter.

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Nicholas Schmidle to publish book on Virgin Galactic space program

  • February 2, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle (ICWA fellow in Pakistan, 2006-2008) tells the story of the test pilots, engineers and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic’s campaign to build a space tourism company in his soon-to-be-released book Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut. The Washington Post describes a previously unreported account of a

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Teen Vogue: Karina Piser on the community college crisis

  • January 27, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Dropping enrollment during the pandemic is effectively closing a critical gateway for disadvantaged students.

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New York Magazine: Andrew Rice on reopening NJ schools

  • January 26, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

Affluent, liberal, suburban parents are demanding their children go back in school, now.

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New York Magazine: Pramila Jayapal on the Capitol assault

  • January 11, 2021
  • ICWA Staff

US Representative Jayapal speaks about surviving the siege with Rebecca Traister for The Cut.

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Former fellow Takashi Oka dies

  • December 20, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

A ground-breaking journalist, Oka interpreted the Far East for Americans.

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Slate: Gregory Feifer on Biden and Belarus

  • December 17, 2020
  • ICWA Staff

The Biden administration can score an easy win by ending Alexander Lukashenko's illegal reign, ICWA executive director Gregory Feifer says.

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