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.

  Richard Armitage
  Former Deputy Secretary of State


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


Benjamin W. Heineman Jr.
Distinguished Senior Advisor, CSIS


  Carla A. Hills
  Former U.S. Trade Representative


William T. Keevan
Senior Advisor, Chess Consulting LLC


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


  Howard Leach
  Former U.S. Ambassador to France


  Sam Nunn
  Former U.S. Senator