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The Montgomery Endowment
Office of the Provost
6004 Parkhurst Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, N.H. 03655
(603) 646-4062

The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment at Dartmouth College

Established in 1977 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Montgomery (Dartmouth Class of '25), the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment was created "to provide for the advancement of the academic realm of the College in ways that will significantly add to the quality and character thereof, making possible major new dimensions for, as well as extraordinary enrichment to, the educational experience offered primarily to undergraduate students within the Dartmouth community."

Christianne Hardy Wohlforth                         Ellen Henderson
Director, Montgomery Fellows Program            Program Assistant
603-646-8219                                             603-646-4062

Spotlight- Winter 2015 focus on Climate Change and Society

Ambassador Mark Brzezinski

February 14-17,2015



Public Event: #Oursharedarctic- US Embassy Sweden and Modern Diplomacy
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Location: 4:30 p.m. Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Free and open to the public

Ambassador Mark Brzezinski

As the United States prepares to assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council this year, it has a powerful diplomatic resource:  U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, Mark Brzezinski '87, who has made understanding the global impact of climate change and environmental challenges in the Arctic, and development of strong international cooperation in the region, a centerpiece of his work since assuming the U.S. Ambassadorship in 2011. Part of this focus includes a series of videos and a twitter feed on the challenges of climate change and international cooperation in the Arctic (See his films with Swedish comedian Felix Herngren at  #oursharedarctic ). We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Brzezinski back to Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow as part of our winter term focus on Climate Change and Society. 

A member of the Dartmouth Class of 1987, and a lawyer by training, Ambassador Brzezinski has had a distinguished career in both public service and the private sector. Prior to assuming the post of US Ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Brzezinski was a partner in a Washington D.C. law firm, specializing in anti-corruption law. He served as a Director on the National Security Council in the White House from 1999-2001, coordinating interagency policy formation and advising the U.S. President and National Security Advisor on issues relating to Russia, Eurasia and the Balkans, including regional democracy promotion, international law, and war crimes accountability. In this capacity he helped lead US policy implementation in relation to NATO enlargement and in response to the Kosovo conflict. 

Mr. Brzezinski has served as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland and of numerous articles on foreign policy and law. In addition to his A.B. from Dartmouth, he earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and a Doctorate from Oxford University. From 1991-1993, he worked in Poland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he researched and wrote about the country's constitutional transition. 

Last Updated: 1/23/15