Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson, Policy and Government Relations Assistant

Katherine joins the USGLC after multiple internships in federal government, including the USAID Legislative Affairs Office and the Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office. Katherine recently graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where she received her B.A. in Global Peace and Conflict with minors in Human Rights and French. While completing her undergraduate degree, she studied at the University of Geneva Global Studies Institute and University College London, and she led a student organization focused on ending labor trafficking. Katherine is originally from Orange County, California, but is thrilled to be back in Washington, D.C.

Posts by Katherine Larson

  • January 27, 2022

    2022 Crisis Watch Synthesis

    Jessica Ritchie, Katherine Larson | January 27, 2022

    In annual January fashion, many organizations have released their 2022 crisis watch lists to flag conflicts that they expect to dominate the year ahead. To determine the nuances and overlaps of these various evaluations, we reviewed and synthesized...

  • December 13, 2021

    COP26 and the Case for Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

    Katherine Larson | December 13, 2021

    At the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced that the United States intends to invest up to $11 billion over three years to combat global malnutrition — the underlying cause of almost half of childhood deaths globally. Climate change endangers the agricultural sector’s capacity to produce food and address the growing hunger crisis. It is increasingly vital to invest in climate-smart agriculture in order to eliminate hunger as a second-order impact of climate change.ka

  • November 1, 2021

    Growing Bipartisan Consensus on Climate & International Development

    Katherine Larson in Congress | November 1, 2021

    Beginning yesterday through November 12, foreign dignitaries, heads of state, and both Republican and Democratic Members of Congress descend upon Glasgow, Scotland for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). In preparation for COP26, both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held hearings on climate change and international development in which Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.

  • September 22, 2021

    What’s at Stake for Afghan Women and Girls?

    Katherine Larson | September 22, 2021

    As the United States and the world respond to the Taliban takeover and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, many – including members of Congress – have expressed concern for the fate of women and girls, warning about risks to progress in health and education over the past 20 years.