Partners For Democracy Awards Dinner - November 10, 2016

By AIFL - Nov 4, 2016

2016 Partners for Democracy Awards Dinner

Reserve AIFL Partners For Democracy Awards Dinner

Honoring: Henry A. Kissinger

2016 AIFL Partners For Democracy Awards Dinner



Thursday, November 10, 2016

6:00 PM Reception 7:00 PM Dinner & Program

Where: The Plaza Hotel, New York City

Henry A. Kissinger

A distinguished American diplomat, political scientist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; Henry A. Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969 until November 3, 1975. In July 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to chair the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America until it ceased operation in January 1985, and from 1984-1990 he served as a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. From 1986-1988 he was a member of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy of the National Security Council and Defense Department. He has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board since 2001. From 1954 until 1969, he was a member of the faculty of Harvard University, in both the Department of Government and the Center for International Affairs. He was Director of the Harvard International Seminar from 1952 to 1969.

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 served as a member of the Board of Directors of ContiGroup Companies, Inc. from 1988-2014 and remains an Advisor to the Board, a position he also holds at American Express Company since 2005, after serving on the Board from 1984.

In 1973, Dr. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize. He also was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian award) in 1977; the Medal of Liberty (given to ten foreign-born American leaders) in 1986 and a Bronze Star from the U.S. Army in 1945.