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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Egypt (2015 - 2017)
Art, Pop Culture & Satire
Seafaring (2015 - 2017)
Adaption to climate change in coastal communities in México, Central America and the Caribbean
West Africa (2014 - 2016)
LGBTI Activism & Homophobia
India, Spain (2013 - 2015)
Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Western Sahara (2012 - 2014)
State-building and security in the Sahel Region of West Africa
Mexico (2012 - 2014)
Unauthorized migrants en route
Brazil (2012 - 2014)
Stakeholder involvement in the governance of South Atlantic Coastal Forest, The Mata Atlantica
China (2012 - 2014)
China's next generation and its role in the country's political, economic and social development
Senegal (2011 - 2013)
Food scarcity and its relationship to global security, global markets and democracy in Africa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request copies.