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Kate Sullivan

Programme Coordinator

Kate Sullivan

Kate Sullivan

Kate Sullivan is Coordinator of SIPRI’s Peace and Development Programme of Study. In addition to planning and implementing the annual Stockholm Forum on Security and Development, she organises a variety of workshops and consultations to facilitate dialogue between policymakers, practitioners and the academic community. Sullivan’s current research interests include the role of displacement in security and development processes, on one hand, and the confluence of counter violent extremism (CVE) and preventing violent extremism (PVE) strategies and peacebuilding activities, on the other.

Prior to joining SIPRI, Sullivan served as Executive Director of the Global Partnership Alliance, a non-profit focused on improving youth livelihoods through international publicprivate partnerships. She previously served as a Community Economic Development Specialist with the United States Peace Corps in Suriname and in the Global Government Relations division of United Technologies Corporation. Sullivan holds a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She is a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Subject expertise

Project management, public–private partnerships, community development, capacity building, event planning, process management

Phone number
+ 46 76 248 13 55
English, Ndjuka Tongo, French, Spanish
United States
External publications
  • Sullivan, K., Bjertén-Günther, E. and R. Irwin (2015). Gender, security and development. SIPRI Yearbook 2015. Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.