Henry Alfred Kissinger
Henry Kissinger is the former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Currently, he is the Founder and Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm advising multinational business clients. He is an author, lecturer and commentator on current international geopolitical, security and strategic issues. Secretary Kissinger has written many books and articles on United States foreign policy, international affairs, and diplomatic history. Among the awards he has received are the Guggenheim Fellowship (1965-66), the Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in the fields of government, politics and international affairs (1958), the American Institute for Public Service Award (1973), the International Platform Association Theodore Roosevelt Award (1973), the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Service Medal (1973), the Hope Award for International Understanding (1973), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977) and the Medal of Liberty (1986).