Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellows at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security


Briana Mawby is a 2015-2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and is an author of Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development; A Case Study on Haiti: Making Disaster Risk Reduction Policies Inclusive; and Strengthening the Afghan National Police: Recruitment and Retention of Women Officers. She previously served as a research consultant for the International Organization for Migration Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative as well as the World Bank Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University with an M.A. in conflict resolution, and a specialization in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding in East and Central Africa. She received a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Crises from the Institute for the Study of International Migration. She completed her B.A. in international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Anna Applebaum is the 2015-2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow with the Institute. In this role, she develops and implements in-depth research on a variety of topics related to women, peace and security. She has conducted multiple international research projects, including extensive fieldwork in Kigali, Rwanda. Her prior experience includes serving as a non-profit consultant, engaging in qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational infrastructure development. She previously worked at Vital Voices Global Partnership as a McLarty Global Fellow. Ms. Applebaum received her Master of Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service, where she served as student body president and completed field work on women’s leadership development, programs for vulnerable children, and community food insecurity. During her time at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis, she was awarded a George E. Mylonas Scholarship in Humanities and an internship at the White House. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities and French. Ms. Applebaum is proficient in both French and Spanish. 

Holly Fuhrman is the 2016-2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Law Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security. She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2016 and her Master’s in Public Policy from Lehigh University in 2013. During her time at Georgetown Law, Ms. Fuhrman served as Committee Chair for the Refugee Assistance Project (RAP) and as an Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law (GJIL). She has also held legal internships at DC SAFE, the American Bar Association Commission On Domestic & Sexual Violence, Human Rights First, and the American Immigration Council. During her third year of law school, Ms. Fuhrman was a student-attorney in Georgetown’s Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she successfully pursued her client’s asylum claim at the Baltimore Immigration Court.

The fellowship program was established in honor of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is the founding honorary chair of GIWPS, and provides talented post-graduates a fully funded year-long fellowship. GIWPS Executive Director Melanne Verveer said, "We are thrilled to welcome our Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellows to Georgetown. I know they will make an important contribution to advancing the field of women, peace and security through research and its practical application."