Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

Born and raised in Bavaria, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger fled Nazi Germany with his parents at fifteen and settled in New York City.
A political scientist who advised presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, he became a Harvard professor of government before directing foreign policy for the Nixon and Ford administrations. In addition to his diplomatic achievements with China, the Soviet Union, and the Middle East, Kissinger led negotiations that brought about a cease-fire agreement to the Vietnam War. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 with North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho. Kissinger now runs an international consultancy.


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