We’re delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to the ICWA board, Joseph Bradley and Fabrice Houdart. 


Joseph Bradley

Joseph is professor emeritus of Russian and modern European history at the University of Tulsa. He was a national fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a Fulbright scholar at the University of Warsaw. The author of several books, he received his BA at the University of Wisconsin and his MA and Ph.D. at Harvard University. 

He is author of Russian Voluntary Associations: Science, Patriotism and Civil Society in Imperial Russia (Harvard, 2009; Russian translation, Moscow, 2012); Muzhik and Muscovite: Urbanization in Late-Imperial Russia (California, 1985); and Guns for the Tsar: American Technology and the Small Arms Industry in Nineteenth-century Russia (Northern Illinois, 1990). His articles have appeared in The American Historical Review, Slavic Review, Russian Review, Rossiiskaia Istoriia, Obshchestvennye Nauki i Sovremennost’, and Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. He has lectured on voluntary associations and civil society at the Moscow Higher School of Economics, Moscow University, and the European University in St. Petersburg.


Fabrice Houdart

Fabrice is a former trustee of the institute and is currently the Executive Director of the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors, which he founded in June 2022. He has advocated for inclusion in the corporate world and international cooperation since 2010, leading relevant initiatives at the World Bank Group and the United Nations, where he worked from 2001 to 2020.

He is an advisor to the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD)’s Center for Inclusive Governance. Fabrice was also recognized in 2021 as one of the NACD Directorship 100 honorees and by Diligent in 2022 among its Modern Governance 100. Fabrice is an expert witness for the California Department of Justice on the AB979 cases Crest v. Padilla and Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment v. Weber. He teaches at Georgetown University.