[x]

CLIENT LOGIN: ADD SPEAKER TO FOLIO

Please enter your username and password below to add this speaker to your folio.


Tabs

National Security Adviser through the Carter administration and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in helping to normalize US-China relations as well as his contribution to human rights and national security policies of the USA, nobody is better placed to talk on global affairs and International relations than Zbigniew Brzezinski.

A graduate of McGill and Harvard Universities, Brzezinski has served on the faculties of both Colombia and Harvard. He is currently a Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advance International Studies, where he is also a counselor at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. As well as serving on the boards of directors of several institutions, including the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House and the Polish American Enterprise Fund, Brzezinski acts as international adviser to some of the most notable corporations in the world. He is also the president of Z.B. Inc, which gives advice to corporations and financial institutions regarding global issues.

Besides having been Secretary of State, in politics Brzezinski has also been director of the Trilateral Commission, a member of the Policy Planning Council of the Department of State and co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force. He has served Amnesty International and the Council on Foreign Relations as a director.

A regular contributor to many of the most important TV public affairs programs in the US and around the world, and also a frequent contributor to the world's most prestigious newspapers and journals, Brzezinski is a prolific author. His books include The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th century, Power and Principle: The Memoirs of the National Security Adviser and Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower.

As well as being awarded honorary degrees from several universities, Brzezinski is a member of the Order of the White Eagle, the highest civilian decoration in Poland, for his contributions to Polish independence. He has also been honored with the Hubert Humphrey Award from the Policy Studies Organization, Ford and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships and many other prestigious awards.

Full Profile

Foreign Policy and National Security Expert

Zbigniew Brzezinski served as national security advisor to the president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, Brzezinski received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S. Chinese relations, and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States.

This former member of the Columbia University (1960-89) and Harvard University (1953-60) faculties is currently a professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Brzezinski’s other positions include being a member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy the honorary chair of the AmeriCares Foundation a member of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House a trustee of the Trilateral Commission a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish American Enterprise Fund and chair of the American Ukrainian Advisory Committee.

Additionally, Zbigniew Brzezinski serves as an international advisor to several major US/global corporations, and is president of Z.B., Inc., a firm that advises corporations and financial institutions on international issues.

Zbigniew Brzezinski is a public speaker, commentator on major domestic and foreign TV public affairs programs, and frequent contributor to domestic and foreign newspapers and journals. He has authored many books, including: The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th Century, Game Plan: How to Conduct the U.S. Soviet Contest, Power and Principle: The Memoirs of the National Security Advisor, The Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict; Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, and Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower.

His former public and political positions include serving as director of the Trilateral Commission (1973-76), member of the Policy Planning Council of the Department of State (1966- 68), and co chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force (1988). Zbigniew Brzezinski is also a past member of the Boards of Directors of Amnesty International and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1928, Brzezinski, the son of a diplomat posted to Canada in 1938, earned his B.A. (1949) and M.A. (1950) at McGill University and his Ph.D. at Harvard University (1953). He holds honorary degrees from several universities. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest civilian decoration, for his contributions to Poland’s recovery of its independence. He has also received the Hubert Humphrey Award from the Policy Studies Organization, Ford and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, as well as many other honors.


Zbigniew Brzezinski Speaker Videos Back to top

Speech


Zbigniew Brzezinski brings his unparalleled clarity of analysis to the situation currently pertaining in the Ukraine. He explains, “My basic take is that at issue is the future of Russia, and not of Ukraine, because ultimately I'm convinced that Ukraine, which is increasingly a genuinely European country, will be part of Europe. A country of 43, 45 million people, cannot be held down, even if economic necessity forces it in the short run to forget, forsake, abandon, some ambitions it has been holding."

Looking into the future, Brzezinski explains his view to his interviewer: “I'm not worried about Ukraine so much, even though I share a lot of sympathy for the hardships of the Ukrainian people. I think at stake is the future of Russia, because if Ukraine is suborned and subordinated by Russia, in the short run the Russians will think that they are recreating the old Russian Empire under a new name which Putin has invented for it, the Eurasian Union."

Detailing why he has no faith in this new creation, Brzezinski points out, “The fact is, that Eurasian union will not endure. It just doesn't have enough substance. [Putin] may feel that way [about a union] but the Ukrainians don't, they are Slavs, so are the Poles, the Poles have no intention of joining the Eurasian Union, they didn't particularly enjoy being run by the Soviets or by the Czars."

Keynote Speech


Ukraine Moving Forward with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Dr. Brzezinski's presentations are continually evolving depending on the circumstances of international affairs. He is especially well versed in US foreign policy and the political implications of the global marketplace.

Able to distil immensely complex geopolitical concepts into comprehensible and usable analysis, Brzezinski's insights are essential for anyone wishing to do business in the global marketplace.

Having served at the heights of the US government, Brzezinski offers his audiences an insider's perspective on foreign affairs and strategy today that cannot be rivaled.

Speech Topics

Dr. Brzezinski's presentations vary depending on the circumstances. In general he enlightens audiences with his views on U.S. foreign policy, the new world order as well as the new threats to it, 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 business today.

The Geopolitical Picture
With a mind that recognizes the complexities and interrelations of seemingly unrelated events, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski offers audiences an in-depth analysis of the events of the day, discussing U.S. foreign policy, global trouble spots, and the political and business implications of the evolving global marketplace.

Strategy and Policy
A brilliant strategist and one of the most respected international affairs experts in America, Brzezinski served as national security advisor to President Carter. Audiences learn the nuances of a constantly shifting strategy and foreign policy from someone who’s helped shape both. Having advised leaders from around the globe, Brzezinski has been an eyewitness to power as it’s been wielded on the world stage and provides audiences with an unprecedented glimpse of foreign policy at the highest levels of government.





* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

Share

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google Plus

Top25 Speaker Voting

Zbigniew Brzezinski needs 20 vote(s) to make it into the Top 25 speakers on Speaking.com!


Speaker Booking Tip

“Tip: some speakers might provide one of their popular book titles as a free gift to your audience. ”

For Event Planners



Keynote Speaker Booking Toolkit.
Booking a Celebrity Speaker.
How to Find and Book the Right Speaker.
Google+ Event Planning Forum.
Tips for International Clients Booking U.S. Based Speakers.


Similar Speakers

  • Bernard Kouchner Former French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and co-founder of Doctors Without Borders, Bernard Kouchner is one of the most admired people in Europe…
  • Charles Krauthammer One of the most influential news and political commentators in the U.S., Dr. Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer-prize winning author, columnist, and psychiatrist. Author of…
  • Bob Woodward The most celebrated journalist of our time, Bob Woodward rewrote the rules of investigative reporting and forever changed the dynamic between the American people and…

SPEAKING.com Testimonials

Auburn University

Once again our agent did an outstanding job. Not only did he provide me with a number of options for potential speakers but he helped with seeing who was available, when they could speak, and getting everything done in a timely fashion. I look forward to working with him again.

Auburn University



About SPEAKING.com

Established in 1994, we are exclusive agents for some of the world's leading experts, celebrities and professional speakers.

We offer event planners a fully staffed speaker logistics planning team, plus a personal SPEAKING.com Account Executive – a knowledgeable and trustworthy partner. We guarantee your satisfaction with your speaker and a smooth booking process.

Contact us today to book your favorite speaker.



Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower
The United States emerged from the cold war with unprecedented power and prestige but managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. In this scholarly yet highly opinionated book, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski examines how this came to be by offering a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations' foreign policy.
Order Here


The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership
American power and a pervasive globalization are the central realities of today's world, and the source of its thorniest dilemmas. Yet while America's unprecedented might should be the source of global security, Americans today feel less secure than ever.

Globalization promotes American dominance even as it breeds anti-American resentment. In The Choice, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski addresses the historic choice facing America at this very moment: Will it strive to dominate the world, or lead it? Reminding us that American dominance should not be confused with omnipotence, Brzezinski shows how America's well-being and the world's are entwined, and that America must find a way to be both guarantor of global security and promoter of the global common good.
Order Here


America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy
America’s status as a world power remains at a historic turning point. The strategies employed to win the wars of the twentieth century are no longer working, and the US must contend with the changing nature of power in a globalized world.

In America and the World, two of the most respected figures in American foreign policy, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, dissect the challenges facing the US today: the Middle East, Russia, and China, among others. In spontaneous conversations the two authors explore their agreements and disagreements. Defining the center of responsible opinion on American foreign policy, America and the World is an essential primer on a host of urgent issues at a time when our leaders’ decisions could determine how long our nation remains a superpower.
Order Here


Speech Topics

Dr. Brzezinski's presentations vary depending on the circumstances. In general he enlightens audiences with his views on U.S. foreign policy, the new world order as well as the new threats to it, 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 business today.

The Geopolitical Picture
With a mind that recognizes the complexities and interrelations of seemingly unrelated events, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski offers audiences an in-depth analysis of the events of the day, discussing U.S. foreign policy, global trouble spots, and the political and business implications of the evolving global marketplace.

Strategy and Policy
A brilliant strategist and one of the most respected international affairs experts in America, Brzezinski served as national security advisor to President Carter. Audiences learn the nuances of a constantly shifting strategy and foreign policy from someone who’s helped shape both. Having advised leaders from around the globe, Brzezinski has been an eyewitness to power as it’s been wielded on the world stage and provides audiences with an unprecedented glimpse of foreign policy at the highest levels of government.



Speech


Zbigniew Brzezinski brings his unparalleled clarity of analysis to the situation currently pertaining in the Ukraine. He explains, “My basic take is that at issue is the future of Russia, and not of Ukraine, because ultimately I'm convinced that Ukraine, which is increasingly a genuinely European country, will be part of Europe. A country of 43, 45 million people, cannot be held down, even if economic necessity forces it in the short run to forget, forsake, abandon, some ambitions it has been holding."

Looking into the future, Brzezinski explains his view to his interviewer: “I'm not worried about Ukraine so much, even though I share a lot of sympathy for the hardships of the Ukrainian people. I think at stake is the future of Russia, because if Ukraine is suborned and subordinated by Russia, in the short run the Russians will think that they are recreating the old Russian Empire under a new name which Putin has invented for it, the Eurasian Union."

Detailing why he has no faith in this new creation, Brzezinski points out, “The fact is, that Eurasian union will not endure. It just doesn't have enough substance. [Putin] may feel that way [about a union] but the Ukrainians don't, they are Slavs, so are the Poles, the Poles have no intention of joining the Eurasian Union, they didn't particularly enjoy being run by the Soviets or by the Czars."

Keynote Speech


Ukraine Moving Forward with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski