Nicolas Tenzer is a French civil servant, academic, writer, and editor. He is currently the editor of the journal Le Banquet and is the founding president of the Centre d’étude et de réflexion pour l’action politique (CERAP), a position he has held since 1986. He was a director of the Aspen Institute from 2010 to 2015 and has acted as its treasurer and president. He has taught political philosophy at Sciences Po (1986-2004) and since 2014 he is teaching there Science of Government (Master of International Public Affairs). As a civil servant, Tenzer is the former head of the Commissariat général du Plan (1994-2002), a former member of the staff of France’s minister of Economy and Finance (1987-1988), and a former rapporteur at the Cour des comptes (1991-1993).