Nicholas Dungan is a writer and independent commentator on international relations, politics and business. He is the author of the biography Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father (New York University Press, 2010). His next book, currently in preparation, is entitled Why France Matters. He is a senior advisor to the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris (IRIS). Nicholas Dungan was president of the New York-based French-American Foundation from 2005 to 2008. During his tenure, the French-American Foundation saw significant growth in its visibility, influence, programmatic offerings, and resources. He is a member of the board of directors of the Chatham House Foundation, the US arm of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London, and a former associate fellow of Chatham House, where he initiated and implemented a multiyear project, jointly with the Belgian Royal Institute of International Relations, on the changing role of nonstate actors in international relations. He is an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association in New York.
Nicholas Dungan has published in the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Le Figaro and Rue89, among others. He has been quoted as a transatlantic policy expert in virtually all the daily and weekly printed press in France as well as by the Associated Press, NBC News, POLITICO, USA TODAY, and a range of regional newspapers in the United States. He has also published articles in Politique américaine, the Revue internationale et stratégique, The World Today (the monthly magazine of Chatham House), International Affairs, Euromoney, Corporate Finance and International Financing Review, and contributed analyses to Oxford Analytica on finance, economics and corporate governance. He makes frequent appearances on television, including the BBC, Bloomberg, France24, Canal+, BFM TV, and LCI; he has participated in radio broadcasts on NPR, Europe1, France Culture, Radio France International, RTL, BFM Radio, and others. He has spoken to the European Union Studies Center in New York, the French-American Foundation, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Huguenot Society, the Jackson Hole Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, and the Paris American Club, and he has also been a featured speaker at conferences arranged by the Aspen Institute, the Alliance Program of Columbia University, and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques.
Prior to joining the French-American Foundation, Dungan spent more than twenty years as an international investment banker in New York, London, and Paris. He held senior positions with several major international firms, notably Merrill Lynch and Société Générale; he also acquired significant advisory experience from smaller platforms, including his own firm Dungan Associates, LLC. Assignments performed by Mr. Dungan during his investment banking career include prominent financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services for, among others, some of the largest multinational companies and financial institutions in France, as well as clients in the US and multiple European countries including Belgium, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Turkey. He participated in structuring and led the private placement of the then-largest structured quasi-equity financing ever executed in Europe, a $1.2 billion issue of perpetual capital notes for the then-nationalized French corporation Rhône-Poulenc.
Nicholas Dungan is a member of the board of directors of the Sciences Po Alumni USA. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Stanford University, and St. Paul's School. Having spent most of his adult life living in London and Paris, he returned to the United States in 2004 and is currently based in New York City.
November 11, 2013Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Nicholas Dungan is quoted by Le Monde on the ongoing TTIP negotiatons. The article also mentions Global Business and Economics Program report TTIP and the Fifty States: Jobs and Growth from Coast to Coast:
September 03, 2013Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Nicholas Dungan joins Radio France to discuss the possible military operation in Syria and the international players who may join the United States to prevent further chemical weapons usage by the Assad regime:
September 02, 2013Nicholas Dungan, senior fellow in the Transatlantic Relations Program, joins France24's Le Débat to discuss whether French President François Hollande should hold a parliamentary vote on military action in Syria after Barack Obama has offered such a vote to the…
August 19, 2013Earlier today, President François Hollande provided what many had been waiting for since his inauguration a year ago: a confident vision of the future and a clear idea of France’s place in it. It would be easy, but erroneous, to…
May 14, 2013From his 75 percent income tax to his 25 percent approval ratings, François Hollande, the French president who took office one year ago, has already been judged the hapless Louis XVI on the eve of the French Revolution or the…