Former United States Ambassador and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council,
Matthew Bryza is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Board Member of the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC. He was the director of the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia, from 2012 until 2015. During 23 years as a US diplomat, his assignments included the following: Ambassador to Azerbaijan, 2011 to 2012; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, 2005 to 2009; Director on the National Security Council Staff of the White House, 2001 to 2005; Political Officer in the US Missions to Russia, 1995 to 1997; and Political Officer in the US Missions to Poland, 1989 to 1991. Matthew Bryza currently resides in Istanbul and serves as a board member and executive in energy and environment services companies.