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Desiré Raagart


Desiré Raagart


Desiré Raagart is a part-time intern in SIPRI’s Peace and Development Research Team and a Master’s student at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. In her studies, she specializes in the gender dimensions of peace, conflict and security and is currently writing her Master’s thesis on gender and (de)radicalization. She is also working for the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team at the Department of War Studies and is in the committee of Women in War and International Politics.

Desiré holds a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University and is soon finishing a Dual Master’s Degree in International Conflict and Security at Sciences Po Paris and King’s College London. Previously, she was an intern and advocacy assistant at the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, focusing on disarmament and the Swedish arms export. She also participated in the 2023 SIPRI Armament and Disarmament Summer School.

Subject expertise

Gender dimensions of peace, conflict and security, e.g. sexual and gender-based violence, gender in violent extremism, masculinities, gender mainstreaming in DDR/SSR and peacebuilding


Swedish arms export

Regional expertise

Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region

Swedish, English, French

MA, International Conflict Studies, King’s College London

Master’s in International Security, Sciences Po Paris

BSSc Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University