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

  • November 16, 2022
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    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
    Blog

    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
    Blog

    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.