Caitlin Vito

Coordinator, Office of the Director of Studies

Main Responsibilities: Caitlin works with the IISS Director of Studies and Head of the Director of Studies Office to support the organisation and execution of the Institute’s international research activities, aiding with project development, defining research priorities and fundraising, as well as engaging with external partners. She supports the generation of research projects across the Institute’s international offices and plays a leading role in the monthly reporting of research activities.

Caitlin is a contributor to the Armed Conflict Database, where she covers developments in Ethiopia. She is also a consultant for the Armed Conflict Survey, providing analysis on international refugee movements. She is a contributor to IISS Voices and other IISS publications where she analyses key developments and trends in refugee and migration related issues.

Background: Prior to joining the Institute, Caitlin worked with NATO in their Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, where she supported NATO’s external liaison efforts. She also had recent work assignments with the UNHCR Liaison Office to the OSCE and Vienna-based UN Agencies, the Centre for Security Governance think tank and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Caitlin is a recent graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Masters Programme, where  she studied at the University of Vienna, University of Leipzig and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has a BA in European Studies from the University of Guelph in Canada. 

About the Director of Studies’ Office: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is the leading global authority on geopolitics, defence and security policy, and geo-economics. Headquartered in the UK, the Institute also has offices in the US, Singapore and Bahrain. The Director of Studies works with regional and thematic research programmes and international offices to set the IISS’s intellectual objectives, develops and implements strategies to raise funds to support research, projects policy analysis to key audiences in government, business, academia and the media, and is the interface for the Institute’s global network of individual members.

Joined IISS: September 2015

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