Christian Freudlsperger is a Doctoral Student in the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies and a Research Associate to Markus Jachtenfuchs. He holds a BA from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and an MA from Sciences Po in Paris. His PhD research focused on the role of sub-federal actors in external trade policy. More specifically, he analysed and compared the influence that Canadian provinces, US states and EU member states wield in international procurement regulation. He is one of the founders and currently Co-President of Polis180, a Berlin-based think tank on European and foreign affairs.