Dr. Stefan Tetzlaff

Historian | Political Scientist | Area Studies Specialist | Advisor & Public Speaker for “Global Affairs & International Business”

Dr. Stefan Tetzlaff is a historian and political scientist who has worked substantially in various research and advisory roles across Asia, Europe and the US. With his extensive experience, Dr Tetzlaff brings the analytical, conceptual and social skills to engage with diverse stakeholders in politics, science and industry.

Across his postdoctoral career since 2015, Stefan has held positions at different academic institutions around the world. In 2019-2020, he was Senior Research Fellow in Business History at Godrej Archives, the heritage initiative of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. (Mumbai). Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the University of Potsdam. He teaches the course “Africa in Global Contexts” to scholarship holders of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and advises the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany on its history and communication strategy for its 60 year anniversary celebrations in 2021.

Stefan’s research broadly examines the impact of trajectories of capitalism on historical formations while investigating how imperialism, colonialism, and postcolonial formations shaped broader global structures and local manifestations. Using insights from his research, Stefan’s advisory work sits at the intersection of business strategy, policy-making, research and communication.

Topics & Formats
  • Corporate Collaborations with Germany and the European Union
  • Geostrategy/Geopolitics and Business
  • International Business
  • Global Affairs and Markets
  • Business History and Corporate Identity
  • The Evolution of Indian Business Houses
  • Indian Economy and Business in Past and Present