Ann Toews


Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC Fellow - Program on National Security

Research Areas:

Terrorism, Religion, Diplomacy, Intersection of defense, diplomacy, and development

Starting in September 2017, Ann Toews, a U.S. Army veteran, is the inaugural Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC Fellow. Ann formerly served as a military intelligence officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Europe and Afghanistan and later contributed to reactivating the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade in support of U.S. Army Africa. She has interned for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and World Vision.

Ann holds an M.P.A. with a focus on Development Studies from Princeton University and a B.A. in History (with honors in Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law) from Stanford University. She is a graduate of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center; a former graduate student consultant to the Millennium Challenge Corporation; and a former fellow in the Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations at the Liechtenstein Institute. Her awards and honors include the Bronze Star Medal, Pat Tillman Military Scholarship, Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, Van Santvoord Merle-Smith Fellowship, and Jay Bleiman Public Service Award.

Ann is an avid reader and enthusiastic traveler. She plans to spend her fellowship year interacting with FPRI’s network of scholars and authors and writing immersive, deeply researched stories at the intersection of defense, diplomacy, and development. 

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