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


  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


  Sam Nunn
  Former U.S. Senator


  Brent Scowcroft
  Former National Security Adviser


  John Warner
  Former U.S. Senator