Christian Roder

Christian Roder
Christian Roder

Christian Roder completed the Bachelor PAIR and the Master PAIR in 2018 and 2021. During his two launches, he dealt intensively with the compliance structures of banks to prevent the financing of terrorists, dangerous persons, oligarchs or corrupt regimes. In the course of several internships, he was able to gain insights at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Budapest, at the German Foreign Office in Rome, at two major German banks as well as in the export control department of ZF. After his studies, Christian Roder worked for Deutsche Bank for one year and currently works as a Sanctions Compliance Officer at Deutsche Börse in Frankfurt. He regularly publishes articles on economic and financial sanctions in AW-Prax, US Export Regulations and ZU|Daily.

Why PAIR at ZU?

"I chose BA PAIR and MA PAIR because of the complexity of the seminars offered. The programmes include introductory courses in areas of law, political theory and philosophy, comparative politics and international relations. In addition, a student is free to take elective courses in economics, for example. Besides this sophisticated programme, the inspiring and supportive lecturers convinced me."

In retrospect, what has ZU achieved that another university cannot even begin to offer?

"ZU creates a link between theory and practice. The coaching offers as well as the mandatory domestic and international internships require students to gain experience outside of the university and prepare for their career entry. This has led me and many of my colleagues to pursue many internships and working student jobs to find out what you want to do professionally. ZU promotes this culture and also attracts such students in a big way."

When I look back on my ZU time today....

"...I think of a piece of home that one has found at Lake Constance. ZU is the beginning of a new phase of life, with many new people to meet and experiences to remember for a lifetime.

Why would you recommend studying at ZU?

"Especially in today's world, it is important to look at different complexes of topics, problems of today's societies as well as international conflicts from the different, interrelated perspectives, to analyse them and to look for working approaches to solutions. Looking at problems, challenges or conflicts from a wide variety of perspectives is actively taught and encouraged through teaching at ZU."

Other alumni careers (B.A. in Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR, M.A. in Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR)

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