Henry A. Kissinger is a 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and served as U.S. secretary of state (1973-1977) and national security advisor (1969-1975). He is the author of a new book On China. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; a Counselor to and Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; an Honorary Governor of the Foreign Policy Association; and an Honor Member of the International Olympic Committee.
Among his other activities, Dr. Kissinger is a member of the Board of Directors of ContiGroup Companies, Inc. and has been an Advisor to the Board of Directors of American Express Company since 1984. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Forstmann Little and Co.; a Trustee Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a Director Emeritus of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc.; and a Director of the International Rescue Committee. His academic career included appointments as a member of the faculty of the Department of Government and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard College, where he became associate director in 1957. Dr. Kissinger was study director in Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy at the Council of Foreign Relations, worked for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as director of their Special Studies Project (1956-1958), was director of the Harvard Defense Studies Program (1958-1971), and director of the Harvard International Seminar (1951-1971).
Dr. Kissinger is the author of several books and has also published numerous articles on United States foreign policy, international affairs and diplomatic history. His column, syndicated by Tribune Media Services International, appears in leading U.S. newspapers and in over 40 foreign countries.