Mark Brzezinski Professor of biological oceanography Director, Marine Science Institute Brzezinski's research focuses on a dominant group of marine phytoplankton, the diatoms. Mark Brzezinski is an actor, known for Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (2011) and Zombie Apocalypse: Chronicles - Raider Recon (2011). Prior to Makena, Mark served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden between 2011-2015. Ambassador (ret.) Diatoms are unique among the phytoplankton in that they require silicon to grow which they deposit in their ornately patterned cell walls. Mark Brzezinski, a managing director, leads Makena’s sustainability efforts and assists in responding to the growing demand for environmentally and socially responsible investment portfolios. Before joining the Obama Administration, Mark was a partner in Washington, D.C. at McGuireWoods LLP, where he helped build the law firm's international compliance practice. Mark Francis Brzezinski (born April 7, 1965) is an American lawyer who served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011–2015. Brzezinski was a corporate and securities associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1999. Ambassador (ret.) His studies of silicon limitation of diatoms in Gulf Stream warm-core rings, in the Sargasso Sea and in the coastal waters off Southern California and in the Southern Ocean have established silicic acid availability as a strong determinant of the level of diatom activity in these systems. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. In 2019, he was named a member of the Trilateral Commission, a non-governmental, nonpartisan discussion group spearheaded by his late father Zbigniew Brzezinski and David Rockefeller. View Mark Brzezinski’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Biology/Marine Science, 1979 Mark was a Fulbright Scholar in Poland in 1991-93, and in 2010 President Obama named him to the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board which oversees the Fulbright and other U.S. government exchange programs. Mark Brzezinski Ambassador (ret.) For his service, Mark was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the King of Sweden, a high honor rarely bestowed on a foreign ambassador. Brzezinski hosted the first-ever visit by a … He holds a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. [2], His first wife was Carolyn M. Campbell, a lawyer. Each atom of Si that enters the sea from rivers and other sources is incorporated into a diatom frustule and then dissolves back into the seawater an average of about 40 times before being buried in the sea bed. As the first Executive Director of the White House's Arctic Executive Steering Committee, Mark spearheaded President Obama's historic engagement in the Arctic and was the driving force behind the White House's hosting of the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski and Natalia Brzezinski at the IOP ---- What Politics Means to Them, ✪ Ambassador Brzezinski Speaks to the UVA Community About the U.S.-Sweden Relationship, Ambassador Brzezinski (left) and his wife Natalia Brezezinski (right) with. Brzezinski hosted the first-ever visit by a sitting U.S. President to Sweden. Research is underway to use this tool to reconstruct relative diatom silicic acid use from diatom frustules recovered from dated sediment cores. Previously, he worked for Makena Capital Management where he led the firm’s sustainable and ESG investing efforts and assisted in responding to the growing demand for environmentally and socially responsible investment portfolios. Ambassador (ret.) In January 2018, Mark served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, co-teaching the “World of Investing” course at the McIntire School of Commerce. Amb. We have created a browser extension. 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. His confirmation by the U.S. Senate had strong bipartisan support and was spearheaded by the late Republican Senator and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Richard Lugar. He also earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. [3] His second wife, from 2008, is Natalia Brzezinski, née Lopatniuk.[4]. Brzezinski with President Obama. One of the main unresolved questions is the source of silicon supporting diatom growth. Mark arranged the first-ever U.S. Presidential visit to Stockholm in 2013, which brought together all five heads of governments of the Nordic countries for a summit that galvanized a U.S.-Nordic strategic approach on energy, innovation and sustainability. That process can occur locally in the surface waters through the dissolution of diatom frustules in the euphotic zone or it can occur in the deep sea with requiring vertical mixing to resupply the surface waters with silicic acid. Work on cores from the Southern Ocean has shown that diatom productivity has changed dramatically on glacial-interglacial cycles which has profound implications for ocean productivity, carbon export and climate. Previously, he worked for Makena Capital Management where he led the firm’s sustainability efforts and assists in responding to the growing demand for environmentally and socially responsible investment portfolios. Mark Brzezinski, Actor: Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sweden in 2013. Ambassador to Sweden in 2014. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? Brzezinski welcomes Hillary Clinton. His dissertation, “The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland” was published as a book in 1998 by St. Martin’s Press. Mark was a Fulbright Scholar in Poland in 1991-93, and in 2010 President Obama named him to the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board which oversees the Fulbright and other U.S. government exchange programs. Mark Francis Brzezinski (born April 7, 1965) is an American lawyer who served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011–2015. [3] His second wife, from 2008, is Natalia Brzezinski, née Lopatniuk.[4]. Mark has extensive foreign policy experience and a wealth of global relationships. His sister is Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the morning talk show Morning Joe, and his brother is military expert Ian Brzezinski. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mark was a law partner in Washington, D.C. at McGuire Woods LLP, where he helped build the law firm’s international compliance practice. Brzezinski was a corporate and securities associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1999. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Mark Brzezinski is founder and principal of Brzezinski Strategies LLC. He also earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. Mark Brzezinski is founder and principal of Brzezinski Strategies LLC. Get to know Mark and Brzezinski Strategies. For his work on the Arctic, Mark received the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Award for Excellence. Brzezinski's research seeks to quantify the level of silica production and silica dissolution in different ocean habitats and to understand the mechanisms that control diatom growth in the sea. Mark received a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of Virginia (where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review), and a PhD in Political Science from Oxford University (Mark’s PhD dissertation, The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland, was published by both St. Martin’s Press in the UK and Macmillan Press in the US, where it went into paperback). Amb. Brzezinski is the son of Emilie Benes Brzezinski and Polish-born former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, and the grandson of Polish diplomat Tadeusz Brzeziński. He has also played with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Midge Ure, Fish, The Pretenders and many others. NEWSLETTER Sign up with your email address to receive Transition Forum news and updates. To install click the Add extension button. Amb. Silicic acid is regenerated in the sea through the dissolution of biogenic silica. Dr. Brzezinski's research focuses on a dominant group of marine phytoplankton, the diatoms. His mother is the grandniece of former Czechoslovak president Edvard Beneš. In that capacity, he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs for the region. The amount of silicon utilized by diatoms is prodigious amounting to some 250 Teramoles of particulate silica each year. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he has served on the board of advisors of CFR's Corporate Program. Brzezinski is the son of Emilie Benes Brzezinski and Polish-born former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, and the grandson of Polish diplomat Tadeusz Brzeziński. For his work on the Arctic, Mark received the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Award for Excellence. Mark received his BA from Dartmouth College, his JD from the University of Virginia (where he was a member of the Law Review), and a Doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. Mark Brzezinski. MIT/WHOI, Postdoctoral, 1987 - 1989 Mark’s tenure as Ambassador was a period in which the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm was recognized for spearheading innovative new approaches to advance U.S.-European trade and landing key Swedish investments, including Volvo’s decision to invest $1 billion to build a factory in South Carolina, the first time ever Volvo opened an auto assembly plant in the U.S. During his tenure as Ambassador, U.S. commercial diplomacy efforts in the Nordic region were consolidated in the U.S. Embassy in Sweden. Mark Brzezicki (born Mark Michael Brzezicki, 21 June 1957, Slough, Berkshire, England) is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country, and is a former member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum. 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. In 2020, Mark was elected to serve on the Burgundy Farm Country Day School Board of Trustees. In that capacity, he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs for the region. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he has served on the board of advisors of CFR's Corporate Program. Prior to joining Makena, Mark served as the United States Ambassador to Sweden between 2011-2015. View the profiles of people named Mark Brzezinski. In January 2019, he helped lead a University of Virginia Law School course focused on human rights in Nepal.