2017-2018 ISD Fellow
Humes Undergraduate Fellow, BSFS
Advisers: Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GWIPS); and Rebecca Turkington, GIWPS Program Manager and lead on CVE/terrorism related issues
Research topic: “The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Terror: Determining Diplomatic Strategies for Prevention”
Emily Belson is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies in the Middle East. She has focused on women’s rights and gender equality in the Middle East, and her ISD research will study sexual violence used by terrorist organizations in conflict zones. She studied abroad in Amman, Jordan, and has worked as a research assistant for the Georgetown Institute for the Study of International Migration.