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.