A brilliant strategist and one of the most respected international affairs experts in America, Dr. Brzezinski served as National Security Advisor to President Carter. The son of a Polish diplomat who left Europe just prior to World War II, Brzezinski is the author of numerous books, including Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower, The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th Century, The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership and The Grand Chessboard. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on American-Chinese relations, Brzezinski is a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Brzezinski’s latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, is a clear, vivid look at America’s place in the world today.
Dr. Brzezinski offers an unparalleled perspective on the world in which we live. He enlightens audiences with his views on U.S. foreign policy, current international affairs the new world order. He can address global trouble spots and the political implications of the evolving global marketplace. As an international advisor to multi-national corporations, Dr. Brzezinski addresses, and is well-versed on, the most important international issues facing the world & business today.
Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Professor of American Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
From 1977 to 1981, National Security Advisor to the President of the United States. In 1981 awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and for his contribution to the human rights and national security policies of the United States.
Other Current Activities
Public and Pro-Bono: Member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy ( a Congressionally-funded institution for the advancement of democracy); Honorary Chairman of the AmeriCares Foundation ( a private philanthropic humanitarian aid organization); Member of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House ( a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of freedom); Trustee of the Trilateral Commission (a cooperative American - European - Japanese forum); Member of the Board of Directors of the Polish-American Enterprise Fund; Chairman of the American-Ukrainian Advisory Committee; etc.
Private sector: International advisor of several major US/Global corporations; frequent participant in annual business/trade conventions; President of Z.B., Inc. (an advisory firm on international issues to corporations and financial institutions). Also a frequent public speaker, commentator on major domestic and foreign TV programs, and contributor to domestic and foreign newspapers and journals.
U.S. Government: 1966-1968 Member of the Policy Planning Council for the Department of State; 1985, Member of the President's Chemical Warfare Commission; 1987-1988 Member of the NSC - Defense Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy; 1987-1989, Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (a Presidential commission to oversee U.S. intelligence activities).
Public and Political: 1973-1976, Director of the Trilateral Commission; in the 1968 presidential campaign, chairman of the Humphrey Foreign Policy Task Force; in the 1976 presidential campaign, principal foreign policy advisor to Jimmy Carter. In 1988, co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force. Past Member of the Boards of Directors of Amnesty International, ... of the Council on Foreign Relations ... of the Atlantic Council ,etc.
Academic: On the faculty of Columbia University from 1960 to 1989; from 1953 to 1960 on the faculty of Howard University. Ph.D., Harvard University 1953; B.A. and M.A., McGill University, 1949 & 1950.
Mr. Brzezinski is the author of:
· The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership.
· The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives
· The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th Century
· Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 20th Century
· Power and Principal: The Memoirs of the National Security Advisor
Honors: In 1995, awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest civilian decoration for his contributions to recovery by Poland of its independence. Honorary degrees from Georgetown University, Williams College, Fordham University, College of Holy Cross, Alliance College, the Catholic University of Dublin, Warsaw University. Also the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University; the Hubert Humphry Award for Public Service from the American Political Science Association; the U Thant award; as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ford Foundation, etc. In 1969 elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1963, selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of America's Ten Outstanding Men.