Larry Garber

Larry Garber is an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience working on issues relating to international development, democratic elections, and human rights. Larry was a senior official with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for 15 years, including five years as mission director for USAID/West Bank-Gaza (1999-2004). From 2004-2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer at the New Israel Fund and, more recently, has worked as an adviser to The Carter Center and other non-governmental organizations. He has observed elections in more than 30 countries, most recently the Zimbabwe harmonized elections in 2018 and the Palestinian municipal elections in 2022. Larry taught for two years at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and currently teaches as an adjunct faculty at George Washington and Arizona State Universities. He has published on a wide range of subjects, including advancing Palestinian development and democracy, promoting organizational reforms at USAID, observing elections in the United States and overseas, and preventing election violence. Most recently, he co-authored a major research study for USAID entitled The Four Approaches (2022) and authored a paper for the US Institute for Peace on Violence Prevention Through Election Observation (2020). Larry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Task Force on Election Crises, and sits on the Boards of Friends of Givat Haviva and Election Reformers Network, and on the Advisory Council of PalTechUS.