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Public Outreach: Kissinger On China

National Committee Vice Chairman Henry A. Kissinger will discuss his new book, On China, in an interview with NC President Steve Orlins on July 18.

July 18, 2011 12:00am

In this major book, Dr. Kissinger examines a country he has known well for decades. Drawing on historical records as well as his own discussions with Chinese leaders since 1971, Dr. Kissinger examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences of this history for the global balance of power in the 21st century. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the program; Dr. Kissinger will sign as many as time permits.

Dr. Kissinger writes from the perspectives of an academic (he taught at Harvard from 1954 to 1969), a government official (Secretary of State, 1973-1977, and National Security Advisor, 1969-1975, among other posts), and a private consultant (he is chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., founded in 1982).

Among the awards Dr. Kissinger has received are the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973; the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian award) in 1977; and the Medal of Liberty in 1986.

Dr. Kissinger was born in Fürth, Germany, in 1923; he came to the United States in 1938 and became a United States citizen in 1943. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1950 and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1952 and 1954, respectively. He has published articles and books too numerous to list.

Priority will be given to NCUSCR members.

Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 13.

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