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By Institute of Current World Affairs Current & Former Fellows for other media outlets


What's Next For Brazil Now That World Cup Is Over?

 

SHANNON SIMS

 

Huffington Post Live • July 15, 2014

 

image Shannon Sims, who recently finished her ICWA fellowship in Brazil, speaks on HuffPost Live about the divided opinions in Brazil concerning the World Cup and what is next for Brazil now that the tournament has ended....

Prolonged Military Strikes Begin in Gaza and More

 

NERI ZILBER

 

The Wall Street Journal • July 9, 2014

 

image Neri Zilber, former ICWA fellow in Israel and current Washington Institute Visiting Scholar, joins Simon Constable on the News Hub to discuss the escalating violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip....

Growing Cacao + Feeling Good About It

 

SHANNON SIMS

 

OZY • July 7, 2014

 

Looking for guilt-free chocolate? Well, maybe there's no such thing, but if you source it to Brazil's Bahia state, chances are good that you at least won't be contributing to the destruction of tropical forestland....

A Recipe for a Melting Pot, by JFK

 

POOJA BHATIA

 

OZY • July 4, 2014

 

image With House Speaker John Boehner weighing in, immigration reform is back on the table. Then again, is immigration ever really off the American table? Nope. ...

Stash Pad

 

ANDREW RICE

 

New York Magazine • June 29, 2014

 

image The buyer, an Italian, was in town for a week, with a million or so dollars to spend. We met one Sunday morning at 20 Pine, a Financial District condo building. She wore a red scarf, jangly jewelry, and a pair of lime-green...

Securing al-Sham

 

ANDREW J. TABLER

 

Foreign Affairs • June 25, 2014

 

image Uprooting the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) from the swath of territory it now holds between Aleppo and Baghdad will take a lot more than airstrikes or a change of government in Iraq....
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ICWA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Edward P. Joseph as the new Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

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Edward P. Joseph is a foreign policy specialist and field practitioner who has served in some of the toughest locations in the world. Edward spent over a dozen years in the Balkans, including the war years in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia. 

   In April 2012, as Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, he negotiated an eleventh hour breakthrough on Serbian elections that averted a brewing crisis between Serbia and Kosovo. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued written acknowledgement of Edward’s standout contribution in this role. 

   During the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Edward served in a number of isolated, besieged locations including the Zepa ‘safe area’ near Srebrenica where Edward and one UN colleague coordinated the evacuation of thousands of Bosnian Muslim women, children and wounded men. His work required face-to-face dealings with indicted war criminal General Ratko Mladic. Edward has twice testified before the Hague Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Edward’s reports for the International Crisis Group in Macedonia broke new ground on the link between corruption and conflict, as well as the name issue with Greece. 

   Edward has brought his extensive field experience to Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington where he teaches conflict management, and writes and speaks extensively on foreign policy issues. He has been published in most major media outlets including recent articles in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, as well as in academic journals. Edward appears frequently on television and radio as a commentator on major international events. Edward also served as Director of Communications for the Council on Foreign Relations. 

   In addition to the Balkans, Edward has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti, where he served as Chief Election Observer for the USAID-funded observation mission in 2006. While serving In Pakistan in 2007, Edward held on 26 December what may have been the final international meeting with Benazir Bhutto, a 90 minute conversation in Peshawar. In late 2008-early 2009, Edward was a member of the three-person expert team that evaluated USAID’s largest local stability program in Afghanistan, visiting more than a dozen sites ‘outside the wire’, including Kandahar. 

   Relief work, in particular humanitarian emergencies, is another specialty of Edward’s. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Edward led InterAction’s effort to coordinate the NGO response. During the NATO air campaign in 1999, Edward co-managed the famed Stenkovec-I refugee camp that housed over 30,000 Kosovar refugees and was the site of high profile visits from President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan and others. 

   Edward holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies, respectively. He was a helicopter pilot in the US Army Reserve. He speaks and has worked professionally in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and French, Italian and Spanish. 

Fellowships 2014

The Institute of Current World Affairs will appoint one Fellow in December 2014. Supported from the Institute’s endowment, Fellows with appropriate topics may receive support from specically endowed funds, including: John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship Area of Study: Central and Eastern Europe or the Middle East. John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships Graduate degree in forestry or forest-related specialties required. Donors’ Fellowship Appointments every two years. Topics and areas of study are unrestricted.

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