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Catherine Killough


Catherine Killough is the Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing people across borders to advance peace on the Korean Peninsula. She is based in Washington, DC, where she works with a coalition of organizations to promote a formal end to the Korean War.

Previously, she was the Roger L. Hale Fellow at Ploughshares Fund, the largest US philanthropic organization focused on nuclear security, where she helped build and manage a network of arms control, national security, humanitarian, and peace groups in support of US-North Korea diplomacy and engagement.

Catherine’s work and commentary have appeared in national and international outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Yonhap, Stars and Stripes, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, and Bustle. She has published in Foreign Policy, The National Interest, 38 North, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today, and more.

Previously, Catherine interned in the State Department’s Office of Korean Affairs and the National Committee on North Korea. She holds an MA in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA in English Literature from the University of Arizona. 



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