June 5, 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter and a member of the Columbia University, faculty died on May 26 at a Fairfax County hospital.

Dr. Brzezinski, a foreign-born scholar and a leader in global affairs, played a defining role during one of the most critical periods of U.S. and world history and was awarded in 1981 the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Carter.

He was also a scholar and deeply respected figure at SIPA, where he taught for nearly three decades. His influence upon generations of SIPA students was legendary and many described his teaching as transformative to their views about the world. 

SIPA recognized Dr. Brzezinski for his contribution to global public policy and impact in the world with the Global Leadership Award, presented to him at the 2017 Global Leadership Awards Gala on April 1, 2017.