Counselors are chosen for their accomplishments in the policy community and past responsibilities in the public and private sectors. Many of them also serve on the CSIS Board of Trustees.

The CSIS Counselors provide intellectual guidance to the Center. They are individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping solve complex and multifaceted global problems. CSIS benefits from their insight and experience. Below is a list of our current counselors.

  William E. Brock
  Former U.S. Senator, U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Secretary of Labor


  Harold Brown
  Former U.S. Secretary of Defense


  Zbigniew Brzezinski
  Former National Security Adviser


  Frank C. Carlucci
  Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and National Security Adviser


  William H. Frist
  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader


  Carla A. Hills
  Former U.S. Trade Representative


  Henry A. Kissinger
  Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser


  Howard Leach
  Former U.S. Ambassador to France


  Richard Lugar
  Former Chairman, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee


  Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
  Former Archbishop of Washington, DC


  Sam Nunn
  Former U.S. Senator


  Brent Scowcroft
  Former National Security Adviser


  John Warner
  Former U.S. Senator