The Honorable Henry Alfred Kissinger served as the 56th U.S. secretary of state from September 1973 until January 1977. He also served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1969 until 1975. In 1983, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to chair the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America until 1985, and from 1984 to 1990, he served as a member of the President"s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. From 1986 to 1988, he was a member of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy of the National Security Council and Defense Department. He served as a member of the Defense Policy Board from 2001 to 2008. At present, Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the JPMorgan Chase International Council; chairman of the International Advisory Board of American International Group, Inc.; a counselor to and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; an honorary governor of the Foreign Policy Association; and an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973; the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977; and the Medal of Liberty in 1986. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, he earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. From 1954 to 1969, he was a member of the faculty at Harvard University.
An interactive question and answer session will follow the discussion.
Copies of Kissinger"s book "On China" will be available for sale courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.