Mathis Bitton is a junior in Ezra Stiles College studying Political Science and Philosophy. At Yale, his academic work focuses on Confucian thought — historical and contemporary — and its impact upon Chinese statesmanship, policy, and culture. More broadly, Mathis is interested in liberalism and its critics, intellectuals as agents of change, and theories of elite production. On campus, he is the president of the Yale Political Union, edits the Yale Historical Review, and serves on the board of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Off campus, Mathis is a writer at Palladium Magazine, a magazine of long-form essays on political theory, industrial policy, and foreign affairs. He has done research on political thought and international relations at multiple think tanks in DC, worked on French political campaigns, and interned at the French National Assembly. After graduation, Mathis hopes to pursue doctoral studies in political theory.