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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)
  • Carla Hills – former U.S. Trade Representative (under President Bush) and former U.S. Secretary of HUD (under President Ford)
  • William S. Cohen – former U.S. Secretary of Defense (under President Clinton)
  • 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 President and CEO of SCIS is John J. Hamre

The Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) at CSIS hosts the Southeast student seminar. The students' activity is centered on CSIS's, "The Seven Revolutions Initiative," a broad-based effort to forecast key trends through the year 2050. CSIS 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
  • Information and Knowledge
  • Economic 
  • Security
  • Governance

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