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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James Workman

Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Egypt, Lesotho (2001 - 2003)

Southern Africa Water Issues

Peter Keller

Argentina, Chile (2000 - 2002)

National and Private Parks in Chile and Argentina

Gregory Feifer

Russia (2000 - 2002)

Wendy Call

Mexico (1999 - 2001)

Indigenous Peoples of MesoAmerica

Paige Evans

Cuba (1998 - 2000)

Performing Arts

Whitney Mason

Turkey (1998 - 2000)

Turkey's role as a nexus between east and west and traditional and secular Islam

Marc Michaelson

Ethiopia, Eritrea (1998 - 2000)

The Horn of Africa

Jean-Benoit Nadeau

France (1998 - 2000)

France and Globalization

Susan Sterner

Brazil (1998 - 2000)

Lives and Status of Brazilian 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 to request copies.

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