The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently offered appointments to 21 new fellows after the latest round of competition, which drew more than 300 applicants from 40 countries.
Among those recieving the fellowships were economist Sidney L. Jones, former counselor to the secretary and assistant secretary for economic policy, Treasury Department; Federal City College history professor David Lewis; and Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine.
Jones' project involves legislative initiatives to reform the regulation of financial institutions from 1969 to 1976. Lewis is to work on a literary and socio-historical study of Afro-American civil rights efforts and upward mobility in the 20s and 30s. Steinem will study feminism and its impact on the premises and goals of current political theory.
Eight new appointments were also made to the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, which was established within the Wilson Center in 1975 to stimulate advanced research on Russia and the USSR. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Edward Rowny, the Joint Chief of Staff's representative for the Strategic Arms Limitaion Talks, was offered an appointment to work on a comparative analysis of U.S. and Soviet negotiating tactics and techniques.
Guest scholar appointments were given to four people, including former Secretary of Transportation William Coleman and journalist Dusko Doder, of The Washington Post. Coleman's project is a study of decision-making processes at the Cabinet level and relationships between the Cabinet and the President. Doder's project involves contemporary society and culture in Yugoslavia.