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.
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.
On Jan. 7, 2014, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden Mark Brzezinski and journalist Natalia Brzezinski visited the University of Chicago Institute of Politics to discuss the changing role of diplomacy under the Obama administration.
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