Nicolas Bauquet was Senior Fellow at Institut Montaigne until June 2022. 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).
Nicolas joined Institut Montaigne in 2018 as Director of Studies, he then became Director Delegate for Public Transformation, after eight years in the service of French influence diplomacy. 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.