A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski & Mrs. Natalia Brzezinski
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski
Mark Francis Brzezinski was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 18, 2011 to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden. Mr. Brzezinski has had a distinguished career in both public service and the private sector. Most recently, he has been a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McGuireWoods law firm, specializing in anti-corruption law. In this capacity, Mr. Brzezinski has helped U.S. companies comply with laws regulating the way business is conducted overseas. At the same time, he has been very active in promoting broader public knowledge about the challenges of overseas corruption and ways law can be used to address it.Mr. Brzezinski served as a Director on the National Security Council in the White House from 1999 to 2001. During this time he coordinated interagency policy formulation and advised the President and the National Security Advisor on issues relating to Russia, Eurasia and the Balkans, including regional democracy promotion, international public law, war crimes accountability, and was responsible for public diplomacy relating to the region. He helped lead U.S. policy implementation in relation to NATO enlargement and in response to the Kosovo conflict. He also coordinated presidential summits in Russia and Ukraine. From 1996 to 1999, he was an attorney at Hogan & Hartson law firm, where he assisted U.S. companies to expand their businesses around the world and to create economic opportunities in developing countries. From 1991 to 1993, he worked in Poland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he researched and wrote about the country's constitutional transition.
Natalia Brzezinski is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post where she’s profiled and interviewed key figures in international affairs and journalism, and writes extensively about issues related to gender equity and empowerment. Together with her husband, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski, created the first official U.S. embassy blog. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Brzezinski grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and currently lives with her husband and their two children in Stockholm, Sweden.
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