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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.