Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-) is a U.S. specialist in international relations. He is now professor of American Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an international advisory board member for the Atlantic Council and a member of the board of the International Crisis Group, on the boards of Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy, and an advisor to the Partnership for a Secure America. In the Carter Administration, he was Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He has been director of the Trilateral Commission (1973-76), member of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State (1966- 68), and co-chairman of the National Security Advisory Task Force to the George H.W. Bush Administration. (1988).
Born in Poland, and spending early years in Canada while his father was a diplomat assigned to Ottawa, he is member of the Board of Directors of the Polish American Enterprise Fund and chair of the American Ukrainian Advisory Committee. 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.