Edmund Downie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale in 2014. He earned a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and served as research assistant to Paul Kennedy. A Presidential Scholar, Ned is currently a Yale Gordon Grand Fellow at Indian think tanks in Delhi and Kolkata, researching and writing on Indian foreign policy in Asia. He speaks Mandarin and has conducted independent research on Chinese economic development as a Yale College Dean's Research Fellow. Ned will pursue an MPhil in International Relations at Oxford, examining Chinese and Indian ambitions for shaping Asian regional order.