Jakob Barlow


Jakob Barlow, Graduate Fellow, supports our work in Europe & Eurasia.

Jakob is a Master of Arts in International Relations candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with a concentration on great power competition. His research interests include Central/Eastern Europe, Transatlantic relations, China’s rise, India’s development, and energy policy. Previously, Jakob worked at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, and for the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Jakob graduated from the Syracuse University Maxwell School in 2020 with a B.A. in International Relations and Policy Studies, with a minor in German language and culture. He conducted his senior thesis research on the economic and security implications of the 1980 Turkish Coup. Jakob spent over a decade living in Central and Eastern Europe. He speaks German and some Polish.