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Eleanor Williams

Eleanor Williams is a recent graduate of the University of Sydney, where she completed her MIR dissertation by providing a neo-classical realist reading of Australia's foreign policy towards Timor-Leste from 1974-79. As a researcher, her focus rests on interdisciplinary questions of international law, history, and foreign policy. She has worked in Westminster as a summer researcher in the House of Lords, providing policy research on British ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. Her interests range from sovereignty and security to the law of armed conflict. She is a dual citizen of New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Articles by Eleanor Williams (1)

  • How new technology is protecting cultural heritage in the Middle East

    One tragic dimension of the conflict spanning Iraq and Syria has been the damage done to some of the world's most precious cultural heritage. However, geospatial mapping and geographic information technologies are  giving cause for hope. On 20 January, the Associated Press published satellite images showing that ISIS extremists had destroyed Dair Mar Elia, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. Named after Saint Elijah, the monastery overlooked the city of Mosul for over 1400 years.