Katie Smith

Global Policy Specialist
Search for Common Ground

Katie Smith is Global Policy Specialist for Search for Common Ground, the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization in the world. Katie leads Search's engagement with US policy stakeholders on the importance of prevention and peacebuilding in foreign affairs, including atrocity prevention, critical cases of conflict, financing for peace, and structural reforms. She has authored numerous reports and briefs on violent conflict and the opportunities for peace in Nigeria, South Sudan, Myanmar, Yemen, and beyond. Prior to her time at Search, she worked in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank, where she led initiatives on citizen engagement, anti-corruption, and transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds degrees in Political Science and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.