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ICWA semi-annual dinner

  • June 18, 2019
  • ICWA Staff

Do Americans care? That was the question about the White House’s attacks on journalism and the state of foreign news reporting in the Trump era when ICWAns gathered in Washington for the institute’s semi-annual dinner at the Cosmos Club on June 7. The veteran broadcaster Marvin Kalb addressed the topic in a forceful keynote address.

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Apply for an internship at ICWA

  • December 18, 2018
  • ICWA Staff

Send cover letter and resume to rebecca@icwa.org.

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Saudi “philanthrocapitalism” in Indonesian educational spaces

  • October 5, 2017
  • Jonthon Coulson

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An entourage of 1,500 people, consisting of more than 800 delegates, 25 princes and 10 ministers. Over 500 tons of cargo, including two Mercedes Benz limousines and two electric elevators. Seven planes. All for a one-week trip to Indonesia. The grandeur of the proposed visit by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud,

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Jonathan Guyer Selected For Radcliffe Fellowship

  • May 4, 2017
  • ICWA Staff

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017   Contact: Karla Strobel Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University karla_strobel@harvard.radcliffe.edu | 617-495-8608 JONATHAN GUYER SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW   Cambridge, Mass.— Institute of Current World Affairs fellow Jonathan Guyer has been awarded a 2017-18 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Beyond the Kitchen and Other Room: Where do Women and Girls Stand in Nigeria?

  • December 13, 2016
  • Onyinye Edeh

“When you give a woman a responsibility, she either abuses it or lets you down. I hope neither will happen in this case,” said the Head of Department (HOD) at the weekly team meeting of a Nigerian government institution in Lagos State as he introduced the new female Supervisor. It was about 8:15am as staff

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ICWA Trustee Mike Lampton Interviewed on Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call

  • December 7, 2016
  • ICWA Staff

ICWA Trustee Mike Lampton, among the world’s eminent China scholars, appeared December 6th on PRI’s ‘On Point’ to discuss ‘US-China Relations on Edge with President-elect Trump.’  The show, widely broadcast on NPR, featured Mike’s expert assessment of the impact of Trump’s phone call with the President of Taiwan. http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2016/12/06/us-china-relations-trump

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Thanksgiving in Nigeria

  • November 28, 2016
  • Onyinye Edeh

Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Nigeria. Though, many churches across the country celebrate Thanksgiving Sundays – special days when people dress up in their best and most colorful outfits and bring exceptional thanksgiving offerings (money) to church. So, what did I do on November 24? Thanks to my globally-minded friends, I was able to

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Mock Election: Egypt’s Pageantry, and America’s

  • November 17, 2016
  • Jonathan Guyer

November 14, 2016 The day before America’s presidential election, the American University in Cairo hosted a mock vote. My colleagues from the Cairo Review of Global Affairs handed out ballots to students. It was part of a promotional effort for the Fall 2016 issue, which focuses on “Democracy Deficits,” in America, Russia, Pakistan, and elsewhere.[1]

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Cairo Comics, Between High and Low Art

  • November 17, 2016
  • Jonathan Guyer

I presented this paper, originally entitled “Alterative Origins of Arab Comics,” at the second annual Cairo Comix Festival on October 4, 2016, hosted at the American University in Cairo. It was part of a seminar day devoted to comics scholarship, including presentations from the British critic Paul Gravett and the French critic Jean-Pierre Mercier. The

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Honduras and the Hurricane

  • November 15, 2016
  • Jessica Reilly

Under full sail, we enter the only bay in the world shared by three countries. It’s first light, and a stiff breeze disperses the overnight storms. A thunderstorm guarded the mouth of the bay last night, flashing and stomping but breaking up with the sunrise wind. When I take the helm and Josh goes below

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