photo credits: Kightlinger, Jack E.
Polish-American political scientistwd:Q168041
country of citizenship: United States of America, Second Polish Republic
educated at: McGill University, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
occupation: geopolitician, political scientist, pedagogue, university teacher, author, strategist, critic
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Order of the White Eagle, Recipient of the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st class, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Order of the Three Stars, 2nd Class, Harvard Centennial Medal, Antonovych prize, grand officier de l'ordre de l'Étoile de Roumanie, Order of Merit (Ukraine), 1st class, Great Cross with Star and Sash of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Grand Cross of the Order of Grand Duke Gediminas, Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, honorary doctor of the University of Warsaw, Order of Stara Planina, Hungarian Order of Merit, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Honorary citizen of Kraków
position held: National Security Advisor
student of: Michael Karpovich
Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski (; Polish: [ˈzbʲiɡɲɛf bʐɛˈʑiɲskʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations, standing in the geopolitical tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman.Major foreign policy events during his time in office included the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China (and the severing of ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan); the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II); the brokering of the Camp David Accords; the transition of Iran from an important U.S. ally to an anti-Western Islamic Republic led by Khomeini; the United States' encouragement of dissidents in Eastern Europe and championing of human rights in order to undermine the influence of the Soviet Union; the arming of the mujahideen in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and the signing of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties relinquishing U.S. control of the Panama Canal after 1999.
Brzezinski served as the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a member of various boards and councils. He appeared frequently as an expert on the PBS program The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, ABC News' This Week with Christiane Amanpour, and on MSNBC's Morning Joe, where his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, is co-anchor. He was a supporter of the Prague Process. His eldest son, Ian, is a foreign policy expert, and his youngest son, Mark, was the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia
book by Zbigniew Brzezińskiwd:Q7443158