Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski is a Counselor and Trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Research Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. From 1977-1981, he was the National Security Adviser to the President of the United States. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States. He has also been the recipient of the highest decorations bestowed by the governments of Poland and Germany, among others. Most recently, Dr. Brzezinski was awarded the de Tocqueville Prize in 2011 for his contributions to the political science field. His many books include Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power (Basic Books, 2012); America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy (Basic Books, 2008), coauthored with Brent Scowcroft and David Ignatius; Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower (Basic Books, 2007); and The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (Basic Books, 2004).