Danielle Williams

Master of International Policy (MIP)

Danielle Williams is a former undergraduate student of the University of Georgia. She has continued to  further her education by pursuing a Master’s in International Policy. Currently she assists Dr. Igor Khripunov, from the Center for International Trade in Security, on his work regarding nuclear security culture.


BA, University of Georgia 2016, International Affairs

More About

Danielle Williams is a former graduate of the University of Georgia; maintaining a Bachelors in International Affairs with a focus on National Security. Her UGA academic achievements include graduating with honors, being an active scholar in the Security Leadership Program and earning the position as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for International Trade and Security. In the Summer of 2016, Williams was chosen to work for CITS to rebuild a Restricted Parties Database (RPD) used by a Chinese Corporation to comply with trade regulations.

Williams is now pursuing a Masters in International Policy at the Center while employed as a researcher assisting Dr. Igor Khripunov in his work regarding nuclear security culture. Her expertise include corporate compliance, trade regulations, non-proliferation and counter-terrorism.

Previous to her journey at UGA, she attended the University of North Georgia in which she earned an Associates in History. She completed her degree while assisting Dr. Glenn Smith in his research focused on partisan media polarization. Several of their works are currently under review; and one has been presented:

  • Smith, Glen. “Timing is Everything: The Timing of Media Effects During a Presidential Election.”  (Under review at Political Research Quarterly),
  • Smith, Glen.  2014.  “Negativity, Opinion Shows, and Cross-Exposure: A Nuanced Theory of Partisan Media Effects.”  Paper presented at the 2014 meeting of the American Political Science Association.,
  • Smith, Glen. “Getting to Know the Devil: How Broadcast News Reduces Negativity Toward Political Leaders.”  (Under review at American Politics Research).
Of Note
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant for the Center for International Trade and Security
  • Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship (2012-2016)
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society
  • Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Scholar
  • Research Assistant for the University of North Georgia (2014)
Research Interests

Danielle’s research interests include Corporate Compliance, Trade Compliance, Nuclear Non-proliferation, and Counter-terrorism.