Reginald Dale is director of the Williamsburg-CSIS Global Forum, senior fellow in the CSIS Europe Program, and director of the CSIS Transatlantic Media Network, which aims to promote excellence in transatlantic reporting by fostering closer relationships among U.S. and European journalists. The Network also sponsors visiting fellowships for European journalists for travel in the United States. The Williamsburg-CSIS Global Forum holds major international conferences in Williamsburg, VA, and Washington, DC, to encourage the development of effective political and economic cultures and systems in parts of the world where they are weak or lacking.
Before joining CSIS in January 2006, he spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent, commentator, and senior editor for the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune, specializing in European affairs, U.S. foreign policy, international politics and economics, globalization and transatlantic relations. He has been based in London, Brussels, Washington, and Paris and reported from many other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as from Canada and Mexico. He was also founding editor-in-chief of European Affairs, a quarterly policy journal published in Washington by the European Institute.
Dale spent six months as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2003. From 1993 through 2002, he was a syndicated columnist in Washington for the International Herald Tribune, and from 1987 to 1993, he was based at its head office in Paris, first as international economics correspondent and then as economics and financial editor. Earlier, he was a senior editor, foreign correspondent, and editorialist for the Financial Times. Dale was educated at Oxford University in England and the University of Grenoble in France. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University and a media fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He established a journalism program for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he was also director of the Peter Weitz annual European journalism award.