The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Dungan, the former president of the French-American Foundation, as its newest nonresident senior fellow.

“The addition of Nicholas Dungan’s expertise to the Transatlantic Relations Program couldn’t come at a better time, as we head towards the French presidential elections in the spring of 2012,” said Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.  “The entire Council will benefit from his insight into the crucial role that the French administration will continue to play in the economic crisis, the future of NATO, and US-EU relations.” 

Nicholas Dungan added: "I am delighted to join The Atlantic Council family. The core transatlantic relationship is key to our mutual strength and our joint action in the world. I look forward to focusing on France as well as other European-American issues — and to helping  the US  international affairs community assess the value of our French and other European partnerships." 

Mr. Dungan served as president of the New York-based French-American Foundation from 2005 to 2008.  Since leaving the Foundation, he has been a writer and independent commentator on international relations, politics and business. 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. Mr. Dungan is the author of the biography Gallatin: America’s Swiss Founding Father, published by New York University Press in autumn 2010 and has been published in the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Le Figaro and Rue89, among others.  He is also a senior advisor to the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) in Paris. 

Mr. Dungan’s full bio can be found at /users/nicholas-dungan 

For questions or further information please contact either:

Nicholas Dungan
+1 914 953 3600 

Maureen McGrath
+1 202 778 4946