Jack Berson

Jack Berson, Policy and Government Relations Associate

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

  • June 14, 2023

    To PEPFAR and Beyond: How 20 Years of Saving Lives has Transformed Global Health Systems

    Jack Berson | June 14, 2023

    This year, on the 20th anniversary of this landmark public health program, and as Congress considers its future, we want to take moment to consider what PEPFAR has shown us about how investing in global health systems can advance our own national...

  • March 21, 2023

    Transforming Water Access: How the “World’s Lifeblood” is Under Attack

    Jack Berson | March 21, 2023

    Regardless of the drivers of water-related conflict, buy-in at the local, national, and international level is much needed to strengthen global stability – and stability here at home – in the face of growing humanitarian crises that will only...

  • December 12, 2022

    Bipartisan Consensus Emerges at COP27

    Jack Berson | December 12, 2022

    As droughts, intense floods, wildfires, and other extreme weather events disrupt America’s economy and threatens its national security, more than 20 Republican and Democratic Members of Congress traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November...

  • November 16, 2022

    What They’re Saying in the Heartland: COP27 and America’s Global Climate Leadership

    Jack Berson, Rose Leonard | November 16, 2022

    No matter where you live on this earth, the impact of climate shocks are felt globally. The swings between flooding and drought impact the flow and availability of water as evidenced in the Horn of Africa and Britain, but also closer to America’s...

  • November 3, 2022

    A Look Ahead to COP27

    Jack Berson | November 3, 2022

    As Reading put it, “There’s a third area as well, that I think is really important and is getting a lot of attention as we go into this COP, and that is the relationship between food waste and climate change… rotting food, wherever it ends...

  • 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.