Laurie Dundon is a foreign affairs analyst who closely follows policy and political developments in the U.S. and Europe. She has covered transatlantic security issues and facilitated dialogue across the Atlantic for nearly two decades. She currently focuses on innovative public-private sector initiatives to address complex global challenges – especially through the digital arena. She is a lecturer at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques in Paris, teaching on new tools of foreign and defense policy including sanctions regimes, cyber tools, and drones.
Ms. Dundon’s experience spans the private sector, think tanks, and the U.S. government with an extensive background in international government relations. While at The Albright Group LLC, a global strategic advisory firm in Washington D.C., she worked with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups and NGOs to build strategic relationships, assess challenging markets, and advance their objectives. At the Bertelsmann Foundation, the U.S. arm of one of Germany’s leading think tanks, she was Director of Transatlantic Relations, managing programs and providing analysis on a range of national security issues, especially U.S.-European collaboration in Iran and the wider Middle East. Ms. Dundon previously served in the U.S. State Department across various crisis diplomacy portfolios, including as senior advisor to the Special Envoy of the President and Secretary of State for the Balkans. She has a MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Portland.