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Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow publish new book

We just published a new book, Charging Ahead: Hydro-Quebec and the Future of Electricity. The book has an interesting story: when we started working on it in 2018, we thought we’d be writing a history of Hydro-Québec. But the plan quickly changed when we realized the future of Hydro-Québec was more interesting — much more interesting. […]

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AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on violence in southern Ethiopia

Ethiopian security forces have embarked on a campaign of forced disarmament that regional leaders and witnesses say has been accompanied by the shooting of civilians, mass detentions and beatings, former ICWA fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (Ivory Coast and Cameroon, 2013-2015) reports for Agence France Presse. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed—this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate—is facing a […]

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Washington Post: Karina Piser on Macron’s lurch to the right

France’s new restrictions on asylum seekers have alarmed human rights groups, Karina Piser (France, 2017-2019) reports for The Washington Post. Is the move “tactical,” to defuse the far right’s appeal, or is President Emmanuel Macron simply beginning to show his true colors? Read the full article here. Image credit here. […]

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NOV. 8:
Karina Piser on French identity politics

France’s law on secularism has been weaponized against Muslims in the country, newly returned Paris fellow Karina Piser told an ICWA gathering at the Microsoft flagship store in New York on Friday, November 8. She was speaking about identity politics in France at the end of her two-year fellowship. Her research explored government initiatives to […]

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