About Ian Brzezinski
Ian is a Vice President and senior advisor to Jones Group International where he advises the firm on geopolitical risk and defense issues, with a focus on the Transatlantic security relationship. He brings over three decades of experience in U.S. national security matters having served in senior policy positions in the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress.
Ian Brzezinski leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to commercial and government clients, and is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security. Ian served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO policy from 2001-2005. Prior to joining the Pentagon, Brzezinski served for seven years on Capitol Hill, first as a legislative assistant for national security affairs to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Bill Roth, (1995–2000) and then as a senior professional staff member on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (2000–2001). Mr. Brzezinski also worked for five years as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. providing policy and technical support to U.S. combatant commands and foreign clients.
Mr. Brzezinski served as a volunteer in Ukraine (1993-94) where he advised the Ukrainian National Security Council, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and Parliament. He served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Department of Defense (1991–93), a Consultant to the Center for Naval Analysis (1991–92) and a Support Analyst/Information Assistant at the National Security Council (1986–7).
For his public service, Ian Brzezinski has been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gedimas; the Latvian Ministry of Defense Award; the Romanian Medal for National Service, Order of Commander; the Order of Merit, Republic of Poland, Officer Class; and, the Order of the Cross Terra Mariana, 5th Class, from Estonia.
A McLean, Virginia native, Ian graduated with a B.A. from Williams College in 1986. He is the son of legendary US geopolitician, author, and national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski.