An international conference entitled “Zbigniew Brzeziński: Thoughts – Politics – Legacy” will be held on 20th-21st October at the University of Warsaw.


Zbigniew Brzeziński was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He belonged to the realist school of international relations. Zbigniew Brzeziński was a national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981 when the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan took place. Also he contributed to normalizing relations with China and helped negotiate the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. He worked as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and the Columbia University. In 1991, Zbigniew Brzeziński received a degree honoris causa of the University of Warsaw.


The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the UW is organising the conference entitled “Zbigniew Brzeziński: Thoughts – Politics – Legacy” that will be oriented towards the future and will focus on the practical side of politics and international relations. The political thought of Zbigniew Brzeziński will be an intellectual inspiration on evolving international order.


In the event both scholars from the UW and the representatives of other institutions from Poland and abroad will be speaking. Among the international speakers are, among others, A. Cassani (University of Milan), I. Brzeziński (Atlantic Council), K. von Eggert (TV Dozhd/TV Rain, Moskwa), D. Fried (Atlantic Council), D. David (IFRI), Dr. B. Zhang (Xiamen University).


Detailed programme


The conference will be held on 20th-21st October at 14.00 in the Auditorium Building (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28).