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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Jonthon Coulson

Indonesia (2016 - 2018)


Onyinye Edeh

Nigeria (2016 - 2018)

Girls' health, education, early marriage, and empowerment

Scott Erich

Oman (2015 - 2016)

Culture and Development

Allyn Gaestel

Nigeria (2015 - 2015)

Human Rights, Politics & Gender

Jonathan Guyer

Egypt (2015 - 2017)

Art, Pop Culture & Satire

Jessica Reilly

Seafaring (2015 - 2017)

Adaption to climate change in coastal communities in México, Central America and the Caribbean

Robbie Corey-Boulet

West Africa (2014 - 2016)

LGBTI Activism & Homophobia

Malia Politzer

India, Spain (2013 - 2015)


Hannah Armstrong

Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Western Sahara (2012 - 2014)

State-building and security in the Sahel Region of West 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 to request copies.