Jack Berson

Jack Berson, Policy and Government Relations Assistant

Jack joins the USGLC from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he served as an intern assisting with USAID oversight and general committee operations. Prior to his work on HFAC, Jack interned at InterAction, working on the government relations and public policy team. He recently graduated from Georgetown University, concentrating on international development, and is particularly interested in Eastern European politics. Originally from Cabin John, Maryland, Jack is excited to continue working in the D.C. area.

Posts by Jack Berson

  • May 23, 2022

    On the Brink: How Food Security and Climate Change Contributes to Social Unrest in Sri Lanka

    Jack Berson | May 23, 2022

    Food insecurity is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a product of and a cause of civil unrest that can drive political instability around the world, as seen in Sri Lanka today. Globally, middle- and low-income economies are tackling worrying levels of food insecurity. Today, 811 million people go to bed hungry every night. Continued supply chains disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine have exacerbated social, political, and economic challenges. These shocks are reverberating throughout the world.