Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1928-03-28
Death 2017-05-26
US
French, English, Russian, Polish

Biographical notes:

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski was born on March 28, 1928 in Warsaw, Poland. His father was Polish consul-general in Montreal during World War II. After the communists seized control of the Polish government in 1945, his family remained in Canada. He received a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University in 1949 and 1950, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1953. He remained at Harvard, first as a research fellow at the Russian Research Center, 1953 to 1956, and then as assistant professor of government, 1956 to 1960. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1958. In 1960 Brzezinski moved to Columbia University, where he was an associate professor of public law and government, and a member of the faculty of the Research Institute in Communist Affairs, 1960 to 1962. He was promoted to full professor in 1962, and became director of the Research Institute in Communist Affairs (later the Research Institute on International Change), serving with both until 1977. Brzezinski was a member of the Joint Committee on Contemporary China of the Social Science Research Council, from 1961 to 1962. In 1964 he was a member of the steering committee of Young Citizens for Johnson, and from 1966 to 1968 he was a member of the Department of State's Policy Planning Council. In 1973 he became director of the Trilateral Commission and recruited the generally unknown governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter for membership. He served as director until 1976, when he became Carter's principal adviser on foreign policy issues during the 1976 presidential campaign. He served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Carter White House from 1977 to 1981, and an official of the National Security Council from 1977 to 1981. After the Carter presidency, Brzezinski served as a consultant to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1981, and returned to teaching at Columbia, 1981 to 1989. In 1989 he was a professor at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 1987 to 1991. He wrote a number of books on international affairs, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 and The Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest civilian decoration, in 1995.

From the description of Brzezinski, Zbigniew K., 1928- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581849

Zbigniew K. Brzezinski (1928- ), professor, government official, author born in Warsaw, Poland. From 1973-1976 served as director of the Trilateral Commission, a private organization founded to promote closer cooperation among North America, Western Europe, and Japan. During the Carter administration, Brzezinski served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1977-1981).

From the description of Zbigniew K. Brzezinski subject files, 1977-1981. (Jimmy Carter Library). WorldCat record id: 38476261

From the description of Trilateral Commission files, 1972-1981. (Jimmy Carter Library). WorldCat record id: 38476259

From the description of Zbigniew K. Brzezinski collection, 1972-1981. (Jimmy Carter Library). WorldCat record id: 38476258

From the description of Zbigniew K. Brzezinski geographic files, 1977-1981. (Jimmy Carter Library). WorldCat record id: 38476260

Foreign policy advisor, political scientist, educator, and author. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski moved with his family to Canada in 1938 and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1958. Brzezinski taught at Harvard and Columbia University and later became foreign policy advisor to the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign. From 1977 until 1981, Brzezinski served as national security advisor in the Carter administration. He then returned to teaching and also held a position at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

From the description of Sound recordings and other material from the Zbigniew Brzezinski papers, circa 1979-2008 (bulk 1979-1997). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 580252905

Foreign policy advisor, political scientist, educator, and author. Full name: Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski.

From the description of Zbigniew Brzezinski papers (primary record), 1798-2009 (bulk 1952-2007). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984736

From the description of Zbigniew Brzezinski papers : Part II, 1798-2009 (bulk 1960-2007). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 615352397

From the description of Zbigniew Brzezinski papers : Part I, 1941-2002 (bulk 1952-2002). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 615352384

Biographical Note

Foreign policy advisor, political scientist, educator, and author. Full name: Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on March 28, 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski moved with his family to Canada in 1938 and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1958. Dr. Brzezinski served as instructor and assistant professor at Harvard, 1953-1960, and as assistant professor and professor at Columbia University, 1962-1977. While still at Columbia, he served as the first director of the Trilateral Commission from 1973 until 1976, which led to his position as foreign policy advisor to the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign. From 1977 until 1981, Brzezinski served as national security advisor within the Carter administration. He returned to his professorship at Columbia in 1981 and continued there until moving to Johns Hopkins University in 1989. In 1981, Brzezinski also accepted a position as counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Sound recordings and other material from the Zbigniew Brzezinski papers, circa 1979-2008, 1979-1997, (Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress)

Biographical Note

  • 1928, Mar. 28: Born, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938: Moved to Canada with his family following the appointment of his father as Polish consul-general in Montreal
  • 1949: B.A., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1950: M.A., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1953: Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1953 - 1956 : Instructor and research fellow, Russian Research Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1955: Married Emilie Benes
  • 1956 - 1960 : Assistant professor of government and research associate, Russian Research Center and Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1956: Published The Permanent Purge: Politics in Soviet Totalitarianism. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press Published with Carl J. Friedrich Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press
  • 1958: Naturalized United States citizen
  • 1960 - 1962 : Associate professor of public law and government, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. Faculty member, Russian Institute, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
  • 1960: Published The Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press
  • 1962 - 1977 : Professor of public law and government, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. Director, Research Institute on International Change (formerly Research Institute of Communist Affairs), Columbia University, New York, N. Y. Faculty member, Russian Institute, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1962: Published Ideology and Power in Soviet Politics. New York: Praeger
  • 1964: Published with Samuel P. Huntington Political Power: USA/USSR. New York: Viking Press Edited Africa and the Communist World. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press
  • 1965: Published Alternative to Partition: For a Broader Conception of America's Role in Europe. New York: McGraw-Hill
  • 1966 - 1968 : Member, Policy Planning Council, Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968: Foreign policy advisor, presidential campaign of Hubert H. Humphrey
  • 1970: Published Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era. New York: Viking Press
  • 1972: Published The Fragile Blossom: Crisis and Change in Japan. New York: Harper and Row
  • 1973 - 1976 : Director, Trilateral Commission
  • 1975 - 1976 : Principal foreign policy advisor, presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 - 1981 : Assistant to the president for national security affairs National Security Council official
  • 1981 - 1989 : Professor of public law and government; director, Research Institute on International Change, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
  • 1981 - : Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • 1983: Published Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Advisor, 1977-1981. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
  • 1986: Published Game Plan: A Geostrategic Framework for the Conduct of the U.S.-Soviet Contest. Boston, Mass.: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • 1989: Published The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the Twentieth Century. New York: Scribner
  • 1989 - : Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1993: Published Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Scribner
  • 1997: Published The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. New York: Basic Books
  • 2004: Published The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership. New York: Basic Books
  • 2007: Published Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower. New York: Basic Books
  • 2008: Published with Brent Scowcroft America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy. New York: Basic Books

From the guide to the Zbigniew Brzezinski Papers, 1798-2009, (bulk 1952-2007), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--United States--Election--1968
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1988
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1976
  • International economic relations
  • Arms control
  • Arab--Israeli conflict
  • Presidents--Election--1988
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Presidents--/Election--1972
  • National security--20th century
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Statesmen
  • Presidents--Poland--Election
  • Nuclear arms control--United States
  • Presidents--Election--1976
  • Presidents--Election
  • Nuclear arms control--Soviet Union
  • National security--United States
  • National security
  • Presidents--Elections--1968
  • Diplomatic and consular service, Polish
  • Statesmen--United States
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Terrorism
  • Peace-building--Middle East
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1972
  • Cold War
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Peace-building

Occupations:

  • Educators--United States
  • Educators
  • Presidential advisors
  • Authors
  • Political scientists
  • Political scientists--United States

Places:

  • Northeast Harbor, ME, US
  • Washington, D. C., DC, US
  • United States, 00, US
  • Warsaw, 78, PL