Past Brembeck Fellows

Focusing on Integrated Cooperative Security

The Howard S. Brembeck Fellowship was launched in January 2023 by the Fourth Freedom Forum Board of Directors and is named to honor the memory of the Fourth Freedom Forum founder, Howard S. Brembeck.

Our 2023 Brembeck Fellow

The Fourth Freedom Forum awarded the inaugural Howard S. Brembeck Fellowship to Anna Romandash from Ukraine, a member of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs’ Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program’s Class of 2022.

Anna Romandash is a multi-award-winning journalist and researcher from Ukraine. She has extensive experience working across Eastern Europe and Central Asia where she researched democratization processes, freedom movements, and human rights violations. Romandash has written substantially on BelarAnna Romandashus and Russia’s dictatorships and on Ukraine’s relations with the EU and the U.S. Her areas of interest include international security, sanctions, and transitional justice. Romandash is a professional advisor at United Europe where she writes on Europe’s defense and response to human rights violations and crises.

As the Brembeck Fellow, Romandash worked directly with Professor David Cortright at the University of Notre Dame to promote the work of the New Paradigm Project, which took the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War to consider more humane and effective approaches to security and development, and to advance a new paradigm for a more peaceful and inclusive U.S. foreign policy. To this end, Romandash provided research support for the writing and dissemination of publications, as well as program support to organize public events on issues related to the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War and the potential for a redesigned approach to U.S. foreign policy.