Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize and Lecture

Among the historic contributions of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski to U.S. foreign policy were his insights on geostrategy – the unique interaction of history, geography, and strategy – and on the complex relationship between power and principle. The Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize was established to honor his legacy by recognizing and promoting the importance of geostrategic thinking with a transcending moral purpose. It is intended to foster constructive ideas with moral clarity and practical applications for today’s global challenges.

The Prize is awarded on a bipartisan basis. The inaugural winner was former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who was awarded the Prize on April 12, 2016.

The 2017 Prize recipient is Joseph R. Biden Jr., former Vice President of the United States. The prize was awarded at CSIS on October 5, 2017.

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