Eleanor Freund is a Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She studies US foreign policy and security issues with a focus on US-China relations. Previously, Freund was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC and a student at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She co-authored Conflict and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region, a report commissioned by the US Department of Defense on America’s future in the Asia-Pacific, and this year helped organize a Track 1.5 crisis management conference for American and Chinese participants in Beijing. Freund is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and after graduate studies, she hopes to pursue a career devoted to navigating a peaceful relationship between the United States and China.