Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928– )
Foreign Policy Advisor
Graduate Faculty 1960–76, 1982–89
Zbigniew Brzezinski is the foremost analyst of U.S. foreign policy and the international security system. He was the leader of the Cold War struggle against totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and was the first (and only) to foretell the failure of communism. Since then, he is leading efforts to integrate Eastern Europe with the West through NATO and the European Union memberships. As a national-security adviser to President Carter, he made human rights a centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy. Despite being out of office for decades, Zbigniew Brzezinski remains one of the most influential analysts in the international arena.
Contributed by Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1921, Barnard College 1973, Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences 1981, who is solely responsible for the content.