Hey y’all! I’m Sydney and I am based in the United States at the moment. I am currently a researcher for Impact17 and I just completed my Masters in International Relations/Political Science. I am interested in this course because I think there is always something new that we can learn about partnerships and what they can offer. A partnership that I consider to be interesting (although not necessarily with a “social good” focus is that of the US government with private military and security companies. This is a unique nexus of study and what I focused my dissertation on. Thinking about this area in the way of partnerships is useful because it allows a clearer understanding as to what is important to a state entity in their partnership choices and measurements.