Legislative Representative, Middle East Policy
Kate Gould serves as the Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy. Kate directs FCNL's lobbying on Middle East policy, and is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C. working to support diplomatic solutions to disputes between the U.S. and Iran and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Israel/Palestine.
Kate's analysis on Middle East policy has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, CNN, Reuters, AFP and other national outlets. Kate has appeared as an on-air analyst for various TV and radio programs, including the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Real News Network and CCTV. She is a Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project, and also represents FCNL as a board member of Churches for Middle East Peace.
Kate is a member of the Friends Meeting of Washington. She holds a B.A. in International Development from Western Washington University, and studied international relations in Zanzibar/Tanzania, Ecuador and Bolivia.
She was a program assistant at FCNL from 2007-2009 and returned in 2011 after working in the West Bank, where she taught Palestinian school teachers for AMIDEAST while coordinating a joint Israeli-Palestinian radio program at a think tank in Jerusalem. Kate also interned for Senator Jeff Merkley both in her hometown of Medford, Oregon and in his Washington, DC office.