Erik M. Jacobs is a foreign policy, technology policy, and Indo-Pacific policy expert. From 2017 to 2021, he served in several roles in the Trump Administration, including as policy coordinator for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy and as a policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Security and International Affairs team. In these roles Erik worked on issues including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), emerging technology policy, and national security policy. Erik was the project manager for the 14th Joint High-Level Committee Meting on Science and Technology Cooperation between the US and Japan at the White House and has staffed the advance team of Presidential visits to India and Vice Presidential visits to Japan (2), Poland, and Brazil. Prior to his government service, Erik has worked at prominent think tanks such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in Melbourne, Australia. Erik holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Erik speaks Japanese and has published articles in both English and Japanese.