Eleanor Freund

Eleanor Freund

Biography

Eleanor Freund is a Ph.D. candidate concentrating in security studies and international relations. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and military policy, civil-military relations, naval power, nuclear weapons, and the politics of authoritarian regimes. She holds an M.A. in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she was a Schwarzman Scholar, and a B.A. in political science with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining MIT, Eleanor was a research assistant and associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She currently serves as co-chair of MIT’s Security Studies Working Group, a venue for presenting and receiving feedback on research related to security studies and the use of violence in politics.

Biography

Eleanor Freund is a Ph.D. candidate concentrating in security studies and international relations. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and military policy, civil-military relations, naval power, nuclear weapons, and the politics of authoritarian regimes. She holds an M.A. in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she was a Schwarzman Scholar, and a B.A. in political science with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining MIT, Eleanor was a research assistant and associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She currently serves as co-chair of MIT’s Security Studies Working Group, a venue for presenting and receiving feedback on research related to security studies and the use of violence in politics.