WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council today named Ambassador Matthew Bryza as a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.

Ambassador Bryza will contribute to the Council’s scholarship and outreach in support of the Patriciu Eurasia Center, which aims to promote transatlantic values and engagement with the countries of Eurasia and the greater Black Sea region. He brings both practical experience and creative ideas that will contribute to the Center’s goals of advancing freedom, prosperity, and stability in the region.

“Matt’s creativity, innovative energy, and diplomatic stature will further enhance our work in one of the world’s most crucial regions,” said Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe.

Having just completed a 23-year-career as a US diplomat, Ambassador Bryza most recently served as US ambassador to Azerbaijan (2011-12). He has also served as deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs (2005-09) and National Security Council director for European and Eurasian affairs (2001-05).

About the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

Combining in-depth understanding of Eurasia’s history with expertise on current issues, the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center provides distinctive research and advice to governments and businesses worldwide. The Center’s collaborative approach and emphasis on dialogue aim to catalyze local, regional, and global strategies to address economic growth, deal more effectively with political issues, and bring about energy development and trade in ways that reinforce economic and political well-being.