Statement on Death of Zbigniew Brzezinski

For Release

May 28, 2017

Michael Rich, President and CEO of the RAND Corporation since 2011, and James Thomson, President and CEO of RAND from 1989 to 2011, issued the following statement on the occasion of the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski:

“Zbigniew Brzezinski brought his talents to RAND as chair of the advisory board of RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. During his career, he was a mentor and friend to many members of RAND's staff. Zbig was an exemplary public servant who mastered both the strategic and operational details of national security policy. He combined a sophisticated grasp of history with a deep commitment to freedom and human dignity and expressed those values with unsurpassed clarity. He will be greatly missed.”

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