Eaglebrook Announces Bridget Brink P20 as Commencement Speaker

Eaglebrook School announced this week that the United States Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget Brink, mother of Jack Higgins ‘20, will be the Commencement Speaker at our 98th Commencement Ceremony on May 29, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. 

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Brink was sworn in as Ambassador to the Slovak Republic on July 1, 2019. Before taking that position, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State (2015-2018), with responsibility for issues related to Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the protracted conflicts in Europe. In addition, she has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2014-2015) and in Tbilisi, Georgia (2011-2014).

During her more than twenty years in the Foreign Service, Ambassador Brink has spent most of her career focused on advancing United States policy in Europe and Eurasia. She was the Director for the Aegean and the South Caucasus at the National Security Council (2009-2010) and served in the State Department as the Deputy Director for Southern European Affairs (2008-2009), Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (2002-2004) and Cyprus Desk Officer (1999-2002). She began her career in Belgrade, Serbia (1997-1999).

Originally from Michigan, Ambassador Brink joined the State Department in 1996. She holds Master’s degrees in International Relations and Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kenyon College. Ambassador Brink speaks Russian and Serbian, as well as basic Georgian and French. 

We are thrilled to have Ambassador Brink speaking at our 98th Commencement Exercises on May 29, 2020, and hope you join us for what should be a ceremony. Find the full schedule of Commencement events here
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