Dr. Andreas Rödder holds the chair for modern and contemporary history at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His interests include mid-Victorian English conservatism and 20th-century German history and international politics, with a particular focus on the history of 1989-1990 and contemporary history after 1990.
He has published six major books, including a history of the Federal Republic of Germany, a history of German Reunification and a history of the “German problem” in Europe since the 19th century.
Dr. Rödder gained his final degree (Staatsexamen) from the University of Tübingen in 1991 and his PhD from the University of Bonn in 1995. He has been visiting professor at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, at the London School of Economics and political science and at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.
He has been a member of the board of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation since 2006, and is founder and president of the German based thinktank “Republik21. Neue bürgerliche Politik.”