Mark Brzezinski

Executive Director, White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC)
Mark Francis Brzezinski is an American lawyer and political appointee who served as the Ambassador to Sweden. He 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. Brzezinski graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in government, earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, and holds a D.Phil. in political science from Oxford University. He also earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. From 1999 to 2001, Ambassador Brzezinski served on the National Security Council staff under President Clinton, first as Director for Russia and Eurasia, and then as Director for the Balkans. In that capacity, he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs for the region. Before joining the Obama Administration, he was also a partner at a Washington, DC law firm and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.