Areas of Expertise

  • Transatlantic relations and American views on world order
  • US security, energy, and trade policy
  • Economic and domestic factors for American foreign policy
  • Comparative governance studies, e.g. German and US political systems
  • Religion and politics in the United States


English, French


Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-112
Mobile: +49 (0)179 15 43 04 3

Josef Braml joined the DGAP in October 2006 as a resident fellow of the Transatlantic Relations program.

He was previously research fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin (2002-06), a project leader at the Aspen Institute Berlin (2001), visiting scholar at the German-American Center (2000), consultant at the World Bank (1999), guest scholar at the Brookings Institution (1998-99), congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association (1997-98), and a member of the legislative staff in the US House of Representatives (1997-98).

He earned a PhD in political science, sociology, and French cultural studies from the University of Passau. He also studied international business, languages, and cultural studies at the University of Passau and the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis.