Rafael Jacob is a fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, where his work centers on the study and analysis of American politics.
He has a unique background in Canada, holding a doctorate in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he has also taught, as well as several years of applied professional experience in the political realm, including working for two private research firms, two federal Canadian ministerial offices and one U.S. Senatorial office.
Regularly called upon to comment on U.S. current events and politics in major Quebec media outlets, he has given over 2,000 interviews to local, national, and international media and over 50 conference talks to public and private-sector stakeholders since 2012, and advises clients on the market impacts of U.S. politics and international relations. He has published five books over the last five years; his first two as sole author were best-sellers in Quebec. He currently teaches in three universities.
Originally from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, he is 38.