Zach Cohen

Zach Cohen, Policy and Government Relations Assistant

Zach joins the USGLC after holding several internship positions at nonprofits in DC, including at the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC.  Zach recently graduated from Occidental College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in diplomacy & world affairs, and history.  While at Occidental, Zach studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany, and additionally conducted research on U.S. engagement in international organizations. Zach is originally from Tucson, Arizona, and is excited to be living in DC once again.

Posts by Zach Cohen

  • February 15, 2019

    A Green New Deal…for Development and Diplomacy

    Zach Cohen in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | February 15, 2019

    Against the backdrop of the 2020 elections, America’s climate conversation has been given new energy by the call for a “Green New Deal” and proposals to create sustainable infrastructure and jobs at home. But global crises worsened by a changing climate also create an urgency for America to invest in development and diplomacy, in order to build resilience in the parts of the world where vulnerable geography and limited resources multiply the negative effects of threats to our own security, from conflict to pandemics.

  • October 12, 2018

    The Best Biodefense is a Good Offense

    Zach Cohen in Global Development, National Security | October 12, 2018

    National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a new National Biodefense Strategy, directing the Administration’s focus towards prevention of the Ebola virus.