Christian Freudlsperger is postdoctoral researcher at the Hertie School and deputy director of the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, Centre for European Affairs at the Hertie School.
Christian holds a PhD from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), an MA in European Affairs from Sciences Po in Paris and a BA in Political Science from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Furthermore, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Ottawa and at the European University Institute in Florence. Christian's PhD research explored the role of sub-federal actors in international trade liberalisation. Parts of his thesis were published in the Journal of European Public Policy.
In his current research, Christian is particularly interested in comparative federalism's potential contribution to EU studies. In this vein, he is working on a research project concerning differentiated integration in the EU and asymmetrical federalism in the United States, Canada and Switzerland. In addition, Christian works on the post-Maastricht development of German Europapolitik.
Christian was among the founders and, between 2015 and 2018, served as the co-president of Polis180, a Berlin-based think tank on European and foreign affairs.