The Board of Directors of the Institut Paris Region, on the proposal of its President Valérie Pécresse, appointed Nicolas Bauquet as the new CEO this morning. He succeeds Fouad Awada, who has headed the Institute since 2016.
Nicolas was Research Director at Institut Montaigne until 2018. He is the author of the policy papers Régions : le renouveau de l'action publique ? (June 2021), L'action publique face à la crise du Covid-19 (June 2020). He also co-authored with Laure Millet, Head of Institut Montaigne’s Health program, Vaccination en France : l’enjeu de la confiance (December 2020).
As Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Action at the French Office in Taipei from 2014 to 2018, he worked to develop French "soft power" in Asia. From 2010 to 2014, he was Cultural Advisor to the French Embassy to the Holy See, and Director of the Centre Saint-Louis, the French cultural center in Rome. A historian, he devoted his doctoral thesis to the relationship between religion and politics in communist Hungary. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure and a history graduate, he has taught at Sciences Po and Harvard.