CWAR Fellows

The European Institute’s Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Fellowship offers to selected Columbia students the opportunity to conduct original archival research on the history of culture and the Cold War.

The Call for Applications for the 2020 CWAR Fellowship is now closed.

In 2020, the CWAR Fellows will visit and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary.


Teresa Brown, BA in History and Applied Mathematics (Columbia University)

Nick Cohen, MA in European History, Politics, and Society (Columbia University)

Daria Franklin, PhD in Sociology (Columbia University)

Dante Matero, MA in Regional Studies - Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (Columbia University)

Kaitlyn Menegio-Stahl, MA in International Affairs (Columbia University)

Jade Quintero, MA in European History, Politics, and Society (Columbia University)

Emile Warot, BA in History (Columbia University)

In 2019, CWAR Fellows visited The British Library Sound and Moving Image Archives in London, United Kingdom and The University of Arkansas Manuscripts and Archives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The CWAR program was also able to offer select fellowships to students of Prof. Victoria Phillips at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Cyril Babeev, MSc (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Andrew Carroll, MA in European History, Politics, and Society (Columbia University)

Celeste Chan, Dual BA in Law and History (Columbia University / Sciences Po)

Sunny Chen, BA in History (Columbia University)

Corey Cherrington, MA in European History, Politics, and Society (Columbia University)

Nicholas Cohen, MA in European History, Politics, and Society (Columbia University)

Rachel DiSalvo, MA/MSc in International and World History (Columbia University / London School of Economics and Political Science)

James Engels, MSc (London School of Economics and Political Science)

August Gweon, BA in History (Columbia University)

Carol (Jia Lu) Li, Double MSc in International Affairs (London School of Economics and Political Science / Peking University)

Eric Li, BA in History (Columbia University)

Helena Najm, MA in Global Thought (Columbia University)

Katherine Nichols, MA/MSc in International and World History (Columbia University / London School of Economics and Political Science)

Alexandra Penler, MPhil/PhD in International History (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Sreya Pinnamaneni, BA in History (Columbia University)

Gulya Tlegenova, MA in Regional Studies - Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (Columbia University)

In 2018, CWAR Fellows visited The Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University, CA, and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary.


Celeste Chan, Dual BA in Law and History (Columbia University / Sciences Po)

Allegra De Lorenzo, BA in History

Benjamin Goldstein, BA in History

Connor Haseley, BA in Political Science

Eric Li, BA in History

Kennan McClung, BA in Political Science

Jack Stein, MA in Regional Studies - Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe

In 2017, CWAR Fellows visited The National Archives (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary.


Elena Burger, BA in History at Barnard College

Lotte Houwink ten Cate, PhD in History

Sunny Chen, BA in History

Spencer Cohen, BA in History

Eddie Crouse, BA in History and English

Tinatin Japaridze, BA at Columbia University’s School of General Studies

Giancarlo Milea, MA/MSc in International and World History

David Noell, PhD in Communications at Columbia Journalism School

Sarah Roth, MA in Modern European Studies

Serhii Tereschenko, MA/PhD in Slavic Languages

Alex Wu, BA in History

In 2016, CWAR Fellows visited The Eisenhower Presidential Archives in Abilene, Kansas, and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary.


Fatima Dar, BA at Columbia University’s School of General Studies

Thalia Ertman, MA in International & World History

Lotte Houwink ten Cate, PhD in History

Tinatin Japaridze, BA at Columbia University’s School of General Studies

Monique Kil, MA in International & World History

Adriana Popa, Masters in International Affairs

Sarah Roth, BA at Columbia College