“Borders are important,” ICWA Fellow Steven Tagle said during his fellowship report at New York’s Lotos Club on May 18. They separate “but at the same time invite you to cross.” He was quoting Angela Giannakidou, president of the Ethnological Museum of Thrace in northeastern Greece, with whom he made many trips to remote villages
It was a delight for all the senses at the institute’s spring dinner at New York’s Lotos Club on May 18. Former fellows joined trustees, friends and soon-to-be returning fellow from Greece Steven Tagle and family in the club’s fabulous library, where New York Magazine writer Andrew Rice spoke about his fellowship in Uganda (2002
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to the ICWA board, Cris Duschek (fellow in Romania, 2004-2006) and Peter Leon. Trustee Constance Whiteside is also stepping down at the end of her term and will be missed. Peter Leon Peter Leon is a partner and global Africa chair of the international
LGBTQ+ rights are under attack in a number of Asian countries, not least China, where the LGBTQ+ community is feeling the brunt of restrictions on civil society. Meanwhile, progress in other counties including Japan has been slow. The Institute of Current World Affairs held a Zoom webinar discussion on April 5, 2023 with David Mixner,
ICWA alumnus Kendal Price (South Africa, 1981 – 1984) has found evidence he says raises ethics questions about the wife of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, Jane Sullivan Roberts, who has made millions of dollars recruiting lawyers to leading law firms, some with business before the court. Kendal’s letters to Congress and the Justice Department
Prachi Vidwans will go to South Korea, while Edric Huang travels to Taiwan
A celebration of the life and legacy of ICWA's longtime executive director
Keynote speaker Roger Cohen discusses reporting in Ukraine for the New York Times and the future of Europe.