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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Tyrone L. Turner

Brazil (1998 - 2000)

Brazilian Youth and their Lives in Rural and Urban Settings

Chenoa T. Egawa

Guatemala, Mexico (1997 - 1999)

Lives and Status of Indigenous Peoples of MesoAmerica

Randi Movich

Guinea (1997 - 1998)

Indigenous Women: Forest Resources for Reproductive Health

Daniel B. Wright

China (1997 - 1999)

Interior China

Christopher P. Ball

Hungary, Romania (1996 - 1998)

Hungarian minorities in the former Soviet-bloc nations of East and Central Europe

John B. Robinson

Madagascar (1996 - 1998)

William F. Foote

Mexico (1995 - 1997)

The Impact of free-market reforms on Mexico's people, society and politics

Pramila Jayapal

India (1995 - 1996)

Social Issues involving Religion, the status of Women, Population and AIDS

Teresa C. Yates

South Africa (1995 - 1997)

Land Tenure



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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