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The Inaugural Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize and Lecture

April 12, 2016 • 4:30 – 6:00 pm EDT

The Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize honors the legacy of Dr. Brzezinski by recognizing and promoting the importance of geostrategic thinking with a transcending moral purpose.

Inaugural Prize Recipient

Robert M. Gates
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

The mission of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy is to examine the unique interaction of history, geography, and strategy, with a goal of developing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations. Geostrategy incorporates both geopolitics and historically rooted impulses in the formulation of prescriptive long-term geostrategies. The Institute seeks to further the study of geostrategy and to develop a new generation of strategic policy thinkers in the United States and abroad.

The Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize and Lecture was made possible by a generous endowment gift from the Smith Richardson Foundation.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership