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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Richard D. Connerney

India (2004 - 2006)

Religion, culture and politics in India

Cristina Merrill

Romania (2004 - 2006)

Romania's Struggle to Recover

Jill Winder

Germany (2004 - 2006)

German Art

Alex Brenner

China (2003 - 2005)

Economic and cultural globalization

Andrew Rice

Uganda (2002 - 2004)

Life, Politics, and Development

Matthew Wheeler

Thailand (2002 - 2004)

Relations among and between nations along the Mekong River

Marth Farmelo

Argentina (2001 - 2003)

Gender dynamics and equality

Curt Gabrielson

East Timor (2001 - 2003)

The Establishment of Education in East Timor

Leena Khan

Pakistan (2001 - 2003)

Pakistani Women



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 rbml@library.columbia.edu to request copies.

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When I was looking to go to Russia and study environmental issues, it’s almost as if the ICWA fellowship was exactly the magic grant that I needed. I remember reading the description and thinking, ‘This can’t be true!’

ELENA AGARKOVA, SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, WWF-US ARCTIC PROGRAM (ICWA FELLOW IN SIBERIA, 2008-2010)
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