Matthew J. Bryza at Warsaw East European Conference

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Warsaw East European Conference organized by Centre for East European Studies proudly announces the keynote speech by


Matthew James Bryza,


Monday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.

  Matthew Bryza

Matthew James Bryza, BA, MA, is a board member of the Jamestown Foundation, diplomat, former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, international relations expert and a consultant on business and democratic development.

In 1989 – 1991 Bryza served at the U.S. Consulate in Poznań and the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, afterwards he worked on European and Russian affairs at the State Department. In years 1995 – 1997 Bryza worked first as special assistant to U.S. Ambassador to Russia, then as a political officer covering the Russian Duma, and the Republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus.

Bryza was a special advisor to Ambassador Richard Morningstar, coordinating U.S. Government assistance programs on economic reform in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

In 2001, he joined United States National Security Council as Director for Europe and Eurasia. He was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy on Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


In 2005, he assumed duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs where he specialized in Caucasian and Southern Europe relations. At the same time, he served as the US Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group, mediating the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and was also involved in peaceful settlements of separatist conflicts in the region.  During 2005 to 2009, Bryza served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia.

In 2010 Bryza was approved to take up the duties of U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan. From 2012 to 2015 he was the Director International Centre for Defense and Security in Tallinn, Estonia. Since 2012 Bryza is a board member of the Jamestown Foundation. Bryza is a nonresident senior fellow with the Global Energy Center and think tank Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.

Bryza is an expert in several topics, such as energy security, international security, Nordic-Baltic security, religious extremism, Transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, US-Turkey relations. He has vast knowledge about the Caucasus, Central Europe, and Turkey regions. He speaks German, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

Join the fourteenth Warsaw East European Conference and take part in the unique lecture of Matthew J. Bryza.

The presence at Matthew Bryza`s lecture is free of charge.