Southeast Missouri State University

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a strategic think tank in Washington, D.C., whose scholars and board members provide advice to the federal government regarding significant social, economic, environmental and political global issues.  The CSIS is staffed by expert scholars and researchers and is advised by a Board of Trustees and Counselors whose members have been influential national policy makes.

CSIS Board Members Include

  • Sam Nunn – co-chair and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative (former U.S. senator)
  • Ann Armstrong – former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski – counselor and trustee, CSIS (served as U.S. National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter)
  • Henry A. Kissinger – chairman and CEO, Kissinger Associates, Inc. (served as National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State to President Richard Nixon)
  • Brent Scowcroft – president, Forum for International Policy (served as U.S. National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush)

The Global Strategy Institute (GSI) at CSIS hosts the Southeast student seminar.  Erik Peterson, CSIS senior vice president and GSI director, heads “The Seven Revolutions Initiative,” a broad-based effort to forecast key trends through the year 2025.  Peterson has defined seven profound revolutions that are occurring globally and the social, political, economic and environmental implications of those revolutions for international relationships.

The Seven Revolutions

  • Population
  • Resource Management
  • Technology
  • Knowledge
  • Economic Integration
  • Conflict
  • Governance

Learn more about The Center for Strategic and International Studies:  http://www.csis.org/ 

Learn more about the CSIS Global Strategy Institute:  http://www.csis.org/gsi

 

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