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 Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) at CSIS hosts the Southeast student seminar. The students' activity is centered around CSIS's, "The Seven Revolutions Initiative," a broad-based effort to forecast key trends through the year 2035. They have 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 Integration
  • Security
  • Governance

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