William “Will” Richardson is a PhD student in Political Science at Carleton University. He specializes in International Relations and Public Policy. His Doctoral thesis will examine the intersection of Five Eyes military cooperation, emerging technologies and defence procurement. Will completed his MA at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in 2020. His MA thesis examined Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project and the role of interoperability in Canadian defence policy. Will also works as a Consultant at Space Strategies Consulting Limited, where he prepares research papers, concept papers and oral briefings on advanced aerospace concepts, military doctrine, emerging technologies and the commercial space sector for clients in the public and private sectors. Will has also worked as a political and security desk officer on several geographic desks at Global Affairs Canada, during which time he produced strategic advice, research reports, and briefing documents for use by the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, and senior departmental officials. Will is passionate about history and aviation; and is also a keen cyclist and hiker.