Nicholas Dungan

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative

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EU, Transatlantic Relations


Europe, France, United Kingdom


French, Spanish

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  • January 23, 2019
    The new Treaty of Aachen, signed on January 22 by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel bears great symbolic significance—historical as well as political. The question is whether it carries much practical significance. On Christmas Day in
  • January 17, 2019
    Having judged Theresa May on her leadership and found her wanting in a sense of reality, political honesty, a willingness to understand her opponents, and a commitment to seek consensus, one can ask how well Emmanuel Macron has fared by
  • January 16, 2019
    On January 16, British Prime Minister Theresa May won the day against a motion of no confidence in her government by nineteen votes after losing a vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement the day before by 230 votes, the largest
  • November 16, 2018
    Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, in an interview this week aboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, acknowledged that he has “not succeeded in reconciling the French people and their leaders”—in other words, himself. Macron’s approval ratings stand at
  • November 11, 2018
    The guns of war at last fell silent at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The Great War was over. The Armistice took effect. The war had lasted more than four years; it
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Full Bio

Nicholas Dungan is a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's Future Europe Initiative. His particular focus is France and he is based in Paris.

He is an adjunct faculty member of Sciences Po where he teaches courses on strategies of influence, international relations and political science. He is founder and president of the advisory group CogitoPraxis (

Nicholas Dungan's prior positions include: president and chief executive of the French-American Foundation in New York, associate fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House), and senior research fellow of the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris. He is a member of the board of directors of Sciences Po Alumni USA and has been a member of the board of directors of the Chatham House Foundation and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. In his previous career he was an investment banker in New York, London, and Paris, notably at Merrill Lynch and Société Générale.

Nicholas Dungan 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.