Kate Kizer North America 2021

Kate is the Policy Director at Win Without War, leading narrative and policy change campaigns to advance a progressive foreign policy and national security agenda in the United States. She is also a columnist at Inkstick Media, Contributor at Foreign Exchanges, and a Steering Committee Member of the Forum on the Arms Trade. Previously, she served as Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project, where she established the organization’s presence in Washington and was a key leader of the campaign to end U.S. military support for the Saudi and Emirati-led intervention in Yemen. As Digital Campaigner for Demand Progress, she crafted narratives to organize activists online to impact U.S. surveillance reform efforts in Congress. Kate entered foreign policy at the Project on Middle East Democracy before becoming the U.S. Advocacy Officer for a diaspora-led human rights organization focusing on U.S. policy toward Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Prior to moving to Washington, Kate was an early staff member of Dropbox before joining the Charlie Crist for Governor campaign as its Deputy Research Director. Kate has deep expertise in narrative and policy change strategy, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, U.S. arms export policy, democracy promotion, and the post-9/11 use of military force and counterterrorism strategy. Her analysis and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and The Hill, among others. Kate has been listed as on Washington Life magazine’s Young & the Guest List since 2019. She holds an M.A. in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).