Dr. Josef Braml joined the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in October 2006 as Editor-in-Chief of DGAP’s Yearbook “Jahrbuch Internationale Politik”, and he is also a Resident Fellow in the Research Program USA / Transatlantic Relations.
Prior to joining DGAP, Dr. Braml was a Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP), Berlin, the Project Leader at the Aspen Institute Berlin, a Visiting Scholar at the German-American Center, a Consultant at the World Bank, a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and a member of the Legislative Staff in the US House of Representatives.
He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science (2001) and a Masters in International Business and Cultural Studies, I.B.C.S. (1997) at the University of Passau. He also completed a formal studies program in banking, earning a degree from an accredited banking school (1987).
His areas of specialization include: American views on world order and transatlantic relations; US security, energy and trade policy; domestic, especially economic factors of US foreign policy; comparative governance studies, especially German and US political systems; religion and politics/policy-making in the United States; German and US think tanks.