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Moritz Rudolf

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Moritz Rudolf is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, where he focuses on the implications of China’s rise for the international legal order. In 2020, he completed the Second German State Examination in Law and obtained his Ph.D. in international law from Humboldt University of Berlin. His Ph.D. thesis is titled “The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative — Political, Historical and International Legal Aspects.” He was previously an Associate in the Asia Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); Fellow at the Intlaw Research Group (KFG) “The International Rule of Law — Rise or Decline?,” which examines the role of international law in a changing global order; and Researcher at the Mercator Institute for China Studies. He has studied law, Mandarin Chinese, and economics at Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Language and Culture University.

Moritz Rudolf