DAVID BRAUNSCHVIG is the adjunct senior fellow for business and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of expertise include international business, finance, and economics; media and communications; and technology and foreign policy. His work at CFR centers on Euro-American issues involving the foreign policy and business communities. Examples include: panels and roundtables that bring together executives of major American international companies to discuss the business impact of foreign policies, meetings on the business and policy implications of international discussions on agricultural biotechnology, and roundtable discussions on dual-use strategic infrastructures such as satellite navigation in an international context. His publications on those topics include "Space Diplomacy," an essay he co-authored for Foreign Affairs (July/August 2003).
Separately, he is the founder and managing principal of Braunschvig LLC, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, financings, and strategic positioning. Prior to this he held senior positions at Bear Stearns and at Lazard. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and panels and the author of numerous publications on corporate finance and technology policy. He was appointed to the Vice Presidential National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1996 and has been serving as trade counselor to the French government since 2000. He holds a PhD in computer science (University of Paris) and an MPA in public administration (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.