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Brzezinski, Zbigniew Kazimierz

Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Politician


1928 - Born on the 28th of March in Warsaw, Polland.

1953 - After obtaining his B.A. and M.A. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he came to the United States.

1958 - He became a naturalized American citizen.

1960 - He was awarded the Ph.D. at Harvard the same year and remained there, first as a research fellow at the Russian Research Center and then as assistant professor of government.

      - Brzezinski moved to Columbia where he continued his rapid climb up the academic ladder.

1962 - He was promoted to full professor.

1962-1977 - Directed the Research Institute in Communist Affairs (later the Research Institute on International Change).

1966-1968 - He had gained valuable experience as a member of the Department of State's Policy Planning Council during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.

1973 - He became director of the Trilateral Commission and had the foresight to recruit a young and generally unknown governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter.

1974 - Carter declared his candidacy for president, and Brzezinski quickly approached him with an offer of advice.

1975 - Brzezinski emerged as Carter's principal adviser on foreign policy issues.

1976 - Brzezinski was openly eager to be appointed assistant to the president for national security affairs and delighted when President-elect Carter offered him the position in December.

1989 - Brzezinski was widely interviewed with respect to the Solidarity movement which arose in Poland, as well as the imminent dissolution of the Soviet Union.


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