Madison Chapman is a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, focusing on development economics, humanitarian assistance, gender, and forced displacement. She is particularly interested in aid effectiveness, localization, and cash and economic empowerment for refugee protection.
Recently, Madison served as an intern at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, where she further pursued her interest in migration, gender, responsible U.S. foreign aid, and humanitarian diplomacy. At Fletcher, she is Co-Chair of the International Migration Group and of the Gender Initiative and Global Women. She is also a Research Assistant for a range of research related to migration, deportation, urban transformation and displacement, gender and migrant financial integration, and refugee encampment policy. She has served as Migration Panel Chair for the Harvard European Conference and as a Web Editor for The Fletcher Forum, as well as Research Consultant for CDA Collaborative Learning, an NGO focused on aid, localization, and conflict sensitivity.
Prior to Fletcher, Madison served as a Fulbright ETA in Madrid, Spain, where she spearheaded the creation a safe space for displaced women at ONG Rescate, a local resettlement NGO. She also worked as a paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and on migration and gender at the East Bay Community Law Center, PeaceWomen, and Human Rights Watch. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and comes from San Diego, California.