Roderick Kefferpütz’ expertise lies in geoeconomics and EU-China relations. He heads the MERICS Lab, which generates new ideas for innovative think-tank work through exchanges with MERICS experts and external partners.
Before joining MERICS, he was Deputy Head of Unit for Strategy at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. Prior to that he was head of office for MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, the current chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to China. Roderick is a member of the Atlantic Council’s US-Germany Renewal Initiative and a contributing writer with the Zentrum Liberale Moderne and the Paris-based think tank Institut Montaigne. He holds an MPhil in Russian Studies from the University of Oxford.