Lena Trabucco is a dual degree candidate pursuing a PhD in political science at Northwestern University and a PhD in Law at iCourts Center of Excellence in International Courts at the University of Copenhagen. Lena’s research focuses on the intersection of international law and international security, specifically the role of the laws of war in international politics. Her dissertation explores the role of international and domestic courts in the conduct of armed conflict. Using the United States and United Kingdom as case studies, Lena takes a historical perspective to the development of laws of war and how court jurisdiction into the arena of warfare has an empirical effect on executive policies in international conflicts. Lena received her B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. She also previously worked with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.