Anthony Gardner was the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2014-2017. Gardner served as Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in 1994-95. In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to head the US Mission to the European Union. Gardner holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.