|United States Ambassador to Sweden|
November 24, 2011 – July 1, 2015
|Prime Minister||Fredrik Reinfeldt|
|Preceded by||Matthew Barzun|
|Succeeded by||Azita Raji|
Mark Francis Brzezinski
April 7, 1965
|Spouse(s)||Carolyn M. Campbell (div.)|
Natalia Lopatniuk (m. 2008)
Emilie Benes Brzezinski
|Relatives||Ian Brzezinski (brother)|
Mika Brzezinski (sister)
Matthew Brzezinski (cousin)
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
University of Virginia
St Antony's College, Oxford
Mark Francis Brzezinski (born April 7, 1965) is an American lawyer who served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011–2015.
Early life and education
Brzezinski is the son of Polish-born former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and the grandson of Polish diplomat Tadeusz Brzeziński. His mother, Emilie Benes Brzezinski, is the grandniece of former Czechoslovak president Edvard Beneš. His sister is Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the morning talk show Morning Joe, and his brother is military expert Ian Brzezinski. He is also first cousin of author Matthew Brzezinski.
Brzezinski graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in government, earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Oxford University. He also earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland.
Brzezinski was a corporate and securities associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1999. From 1999-2001, Brzezinski served in the Clinton administration as a director of Russian/Eurasian affairs and director of Southeast European affairs of the National Security Council at the White House. In that capacity, he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs for the region.
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