Alumni Archive

Alumni Archive

Since 1925, ICWA has sent 170+ critical thinkers abroad to develop new ways of perceiving, navigating and improving our highly globalized world.

During their two-year cultural immersion fellowships, ICWA fellows write monthly dispatches. Use the searchable database below to learn about our fellows and read their dispatches dating back to 1925.

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Charles J. Patterson

USA, Ghana, Nigeria, England (1961 - 1964)

Africa Leadership

James W. Rowe

Latin America (1961 - 1963)

Ian Michael Wright

East Africa (1961 - 1964)

L. Carl Brown

Sudan, Morrocco, Tunisia (1960 - 1962)

North Africa

Geoffrey Oldham

China (1960 - 1966)

Chinese Science and Science and Development in Asia

Granville Austin

India (1960 - 1966)

Warren Unna

Israel, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Finland, Denmark, Ireland (1958 - 1959)

Arguments for Neutrality and Non-Alignment

John Hanessian, Jr.

Europe, Polar Areas (1958 - 1960)

Dennison Rusinow

Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Austria, Italy (1958 - 1963)

Archival Collection in Print
The complete historical collection of Institute of Current World Affairs is also available to researchers at the Columbia University Library. A finding aid online for the ICWA records can be viewed here. Please note that it’s necessary to click on “view all” under Container List on the left margin to see the contents list. That provides only a description of the materials; researchers must visit the library to view the documents. Users can email the main RBML reference services at to request copies.