Recorded Sep 29, 2014
“No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger” (The Financial Times). A vital presence in international and national politics since the 1950s and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” Kissinger served as Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford and as National Security Advisor for six years. A key negotiator for the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Countless other honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Liberty. His new book is a shrewd analysis of the challenges of building international order in a world of differing perspectives, violent conflict, burgeoning technology, and ideological extremism.
In conversation with Jeff Greenfield