Jon Brause serves as Director of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Washington Liaison Office. Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Brause directs WFP’s interactions with its major partners in the U.S. Government, and represents WFP in dialogue with U.S.-based organizations interested in reducing hunger and poverty worldwide.
Mr. Brause, has also been involved in numerous projects from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to acting as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization, and Development in the National Security Council (NSC).
While at USAID, Mr. Brause was also deeply involved in the development of the U.S. humanitarian assistance policy and programs for North Korea. He worked closely with donor governments, representatives from the North Korean government, United Nations agencies, and the NGO community to ensure that U.S. contributions to North Korea were efficiently programmed and effectively delivered.
Mr. Brause holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis, and a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University’s National War College in Washington, D.C. He is married with three adult children.