- Alina Selby ’14
- Hometown: Finleyville, PA
- Major: Mechanical engineering
I’ve always been interested in how things work and how I can make things more efficient.
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger presented the Schooler Lecture at Mount Union Wednesday, October 31, 1990.
Kissinger served as Secretary of State under two U.S. Presidents and was National Security Advisor for six years. His expertise in foreign affairs continues to be sought by world leaders.
The recipient of the Noble Peace Prize in 1973, Kissinger earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation's highest civilian award) in 1977 and the Medal of Liberty in 1986. A member of several boards of directors including the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kissinger is also a contributing analyst for ABC News.
Kissinger was born in Fuerth, Germany, came to the United States in 1938 and was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1943. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1950 and earned his M.A. and Oh.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1952 and 1954.
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.
He has published several books and numerous articles on U.S. foreign policy, international affairs and diplomatic history. His syndicated column appears in many U.S. newspapers and more than 40 foreign countries.