Areas of Expertise

  • Transatlantic relations and American views on the 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


German, English, French


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

Josef Braml joined DGAP in October 2006 as a resident fellow of its program on transatlantic relations.

Prior to that, Braml was a research fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin (2002 to 2006), a project leader at the Aspen Institute Berlin (2001), a visiting scholar at the German-American Center (2000), a consultant at the World Bank (1999), a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution (1998 to 1999), a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association (1997 to 1998), and a member of the legislative staff in the US House of Representatives (1997 to 1998).

Braml earned his 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 Université Nice Sophia Antipolis.