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Dean's Discussion: Zbigniew Brzezinski

U.S. Leadership Amidst Global Instability


Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS
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Zbigniew Brzezinski is a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). 

From 1977-1981, Dr. Brzezinski was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States. 

Dr. Brzezinski received a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University (1949, 1950) and Ph.D. from Harvard University (1953). He was a member of the faculties of Columbia University (1960-1989) and Harvard University (1953-1960).

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Most recently, Dr. Brzezinski was awarded the de Tocqueville Prize in 2011 for his contributions to the political science field. His many books include Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power (Basic Books, 2012); American and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy (Basic Books, 2008), co-authored with Brent Scowcroft and David Ignatius; Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower (Basic Books, 2007); and The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (Basic Books, 2004).  

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