Jacob Arbeid

Strategy & policy associate

Jacob is a strategy & policy associate. As SI’s first employee, he supports the cofounders with a broad range of activities from research to strategy development and partnership management.

Previously, Jacob was a Research Fellow at the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative, and a Research Assistant to Columbia University analyzing the political economy of Chinese AI development.

Jacob holds a degree in History and French from the University of Cambridge, with a year spent studying Economics & Public Policy at Sciences Po.

Jacob’s research interests include AI governance, standard-setting, and China-West relations. He speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.