Jacob Schrot has been an associate fellow of DGAP’s Security and Defense Program since June 2019. He currently works at the Federal Chancellery in the department for foreign, security, and development policy.
Previously, Schrot worked at the German Bundestag, where he headed Stephan Harbarth’s office and was personal advisor to Patrick Sensburg, chairman of the Bundestag’s investigative committee on the National Security Agency (NSA).
Schrot is a member of both the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s working group of young foreign policy experts and the Körber Network Foreign Policy. He is an alumnus of the German-French Young Leaders Program, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Aspen Institute’s Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program, the British German Forum, and the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative. He has also received scholarships from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Aspen Institute.
Schrot studied political science, transatlantic relations, and US foreign and domestic policy in the United States and Germany. During a year of studies at American University in Washington, DC, he worked for the German Marshall Fund and Congressman Eliot Engel.