Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy
Advancing understanding in geostrategy, international security, and global politics.
Dr. Jon B. Alterman currently holds the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. CSIS established the Brzezinski Chair in July 2003 to advance understanding in the fields of geostrategy, international security, and global politics. Reflecting Zbigniew Brzezinski's personal achievements during a long career that has included public service, teaching, and writing, the chair is awarded to a leading scholar-practitioner in global affairs and international strategy.
Much of Alterman’s scholarship has been grounded in his experience studying the Middle East, yet in recent years he has done an increasing amount of work linking his Middle East expertise to global issues. His earlier work on China, the United States and the Middle East, for example, anticipated the growing Middle Eastern energy trade with Asia and the increasing importance of the region to Chinese economic, political, and military strategy. Alterman holds the Brzezinski Chair concurrent with his continued role as director of the Middle East Program. Under Alterman’s leadership, the chair will hold a series of events that seek to generate strategic insights rooted in an understanding of the subtleties and distinctions of regions and sub-regions of the world.
The activities of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy are made possible by generous support from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.
A conversation with former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski reflecting on the state of the world in the era of global politics and global risks.
A conversation with former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski reflecting on his career and his advice for aspiring policymakers.
This is an archive of the Brzezinski Chair's work when it was held by Simon Serfaty from 2003-2011.
- VideoVideo: European and International Security: Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Policy AggressionMar 4, 2015
- AudioAudio: European and International Security: Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Policy AggressionMar 2, 2015
Mar 4, 2015
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