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Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski as US ambassador to Poland: White House

05.08.2021 09:00
US President Joe Biden has nominated diplomat Mark Brzezinski to serve as his ambassador to Poland, the White House has announced.
Mark Brzezinski
Mark BrzezinskiPAP/Maciej Kulczyński

Brzezinski previously served in the administration of Barack Obama and was US ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

From 1999 to 2001, he served on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, first as a director for Russia and Eurasia, and then as a director for the Balkans, according to the statement.

Brzezinski, who speaks Polish and French, was a Fulbright scholar in Poland and is the author of The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland, the White House also said.

"Brzezinski received a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Political Science from Oxford University," the statement added.

He was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the King of Sweden and is a recipient of the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, according to the White House.

Mark Brzezinski is the son of the late Polish-born Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as US national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter and was a holder of the Order of White Eagle, Poland’s highest state honour.

Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, pictured in 2016. Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, pictured in 2016. Photo: Terje Bendiksby/NTB via PAP

The previous US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, ended her mission after Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump.


Source: PAPwhitehouse.gov