Roderick Kefferpütz
Senior Analyst and Head of MERICS Lab
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Roderick Kefferpütz is a Senior Analyst focusing on Germany’s China policy, Sino-Russian relations and China’s role in a changing global order. 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, Kefferpütz was Deputy Head of Unit for Strategy at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. Prior to that he worked ten years in Brussels, amongst others as chief of staff to MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to China. Kefferpütz began his professional career with research positions at the Heinrich Böll Foundation offices in Moscow, Warsaw, and Brussels. 

He is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Transatlantic/Europe Advisory Board. He holds an MPhil in Russian Studies from the University of Oxford.

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Roderick Kefferpütz

Senior Analyst and Head of MERICS Lab

Roderick Kefferpütz is a Senior Analyst focusing on Germany’s China policy, Sino-Russian relations and China’s role in a changing global order. 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, Kefferpütz was Deputy Head of Unit for Strategy at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. Prior to that he worked ten years in Brussels, amongst others as chief of staff to MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to China. Kefferpütz began his professional career with research positions at the Heinrich Böll Foundation offices in Moscow, Warsaw, and Brussels. 

He is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Transatlantic/Europe Advisory Board. He holds an MPhil in Russian Studies from the University of Oxford.

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