Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft CSIS Couselors and Trustees

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, many of whom are also trustees.


William E. Brock
Former U.S. Senator, U.S. Trade Representative, and Secretary of Labor
Harold Brown
Former Secretary of Defense
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Former National Security Advisor
Frank C. Carlucci
Former Secretary of Defense and National Security Advisor
William H. Frist
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Carla A. Hills
Former U.S. Trade Representative
Henry A. Kissinger
Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
Howard Leach
Former U.S. Ambassador to France
Richard Lugar
Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Former Archbishop of Washington, DC
Sam Nunn
Former U.S. Senator
Brent Scowcroft
Former National Security Advisor
John Warner
Former U.S. Senator