Russell Dallen was named President and Editor-in-chief of the Latin American Herald Tribune in January of 2008. Prior to heading the Herald Tribune, Dallen was head of Venezuela’s 67 year old newspaper The Daily Journal.
Dallen has worked for a number of leading publications all over the world. He worked as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek in London and an editor of the Journal of International Affairs in New York. He cut his teeth in the newspaper industry as a paper-boy for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in Gulfport, Mississippi at the age of 13. Since then, he has published numerous award-winning journal, magazine and newspaper articles and editorials, including in Newsweek, The Daily Telegraph (London), The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi) and The Oxford Eagle (Oxford, Mississippi). He is author and contributing author of several scholarly works, including 4 books.
Dallen studied economics, political science, law, international affairs and international law at the Universities of Oxford, Columbia, Nottingham and Ole Miss. He holds a B.A. in both Economics and Political Science, a Bachelors and a Masters in Law, and a Diploma in International Law. He attended Oxford University on a scholarship from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and attended Columbia University in New York as a Harry S. Truman scholar.
In addition to being a Lloyd G. Balfour Fellow, Dallen was also a Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Association of the USA, an American Fellow in the European Community Visitors Program, the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., and a Center Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency.
Dallen's Masters thesis, written while at Oxford, was named Article of the Year by the Common Market Law Review, Europe’s leading legal journal, and published in book and journal form by them. He is now a member of both the Family Law and International Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association. He is featured in Nautilus Publishing's Great Mississippians, and listed in Who’s Who in Law, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.
In addition to his work in academia, law and journalism, Dallen has a long history in finance. He is the Managing Director of Caracas Capital Markets (CCM) in Venezuela. Before taking over CCM, he was the Managing Partner of the Venezuela operations of investment bank Oppenheimer & Company from 2000 to 2007. He began his career in banking in New York at Morgan Stanley.
Dallen is a Presidential Fellows Mentor at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and he sits on the Editorial Board of The Hemispheric Review, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Scholars Association, The Oxford American Magazine, and the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship.
A Ner Tamid Award winner in his youth, Dallen is a member of the Support Committee of Conciencia Activa Venezuela, a foundation headed by Rabbi Pynchas Brener, Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, the Dalai Lama and Pastor Samuel Olson dedicated to rescuing and restoring ethical and moral values in Venezuelan society. He served on the Media Committee of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA), which provides scholarships to worthy Venezuelan students. As President of The Daily Journal, Dallen accepted the AVAA Award in 2004.
Dallen took a lead in assisting in the spread of the English-language in Venezuela through a collaboration with the Centro Venezolano Americano (CVA) jointly overseeing the annual National Daily Journal Spelling Bee for schoolchildren from 4 to 18 throughout the country. He has one son, Russell M. Dallen III, and two daughters, Allegra Julia Faye Dallen and Arabella Sarah Emma Dallen.