Research Assistant, China Power Project and Freeman Chair in China StudiesSamantha Lu is a research assistant with the China Power Project and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her research interests include China’s internal politics, as well as Chinese foreign policy and military power. Previously, she was a research intern with the China Power Project. During her undergraduate studies, she interned with the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the Council on Foreign Relations, where she supported public affairs and programming. Samantha holds a BA with honors in international relations from the University of Southern California.