Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s Forecast on Global Headwinds

The former Secretary of State weighs in on the most pressing geopolitical, economic and technological trends of tomorrow.

We’re living in uncertain times.

From Brexit to the rise of populism around the world, many are wondering what’s next for global institutions as we know them.

What about the state of free trade and transatlantic cooperation? Where does Asia fit into the equation? And how do we account for technologies like artificial intelligence?

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger knows a thing or two about the consequences of uncertainty. As the top U.S. diplomat under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford (1973-1977), he faced some of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of the 20th Century.

The elder statesman left an undeniable mark on history. But what does he think about where we stand today and the challenges that lie ahead?

For those answers and more, Karl Kaiser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Center for International Security and Governance and Professor Emeritus at the Harvard Kennedy School, chatted with Secretary Kissinger in honor of the 200th anniversary of the University of Bonn in Germany.

Henry Kissinger is an American scholar and national security expert who served as the 56th Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He received a Bronze Star, the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among other illustrious honors.

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