Global Engagement Events - University of Houston
Skip to main content

Global Engagement Events

Kissinger at 100

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Perhaps no one in the post-war era has had a greater influence on U.S. foreign policy than former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, whose accomplishments include a Bronze Star in World War II, a Ph.D. at Harvard, and the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1969, Kissinger was named National Security Advisor by newly-elected President Richard Nixon, and would eventually serve as Secretary of State to both Nixon and President Gerald Ford. During his tenure, Kissinger was instrumental in achieving a lasting ceasefire after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, establishing détente with the Soviet Union, negotiating the Paris Peace Accords to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, and establishing U.S. relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Join us for a discussion on the complex legacy and lasting impact Kissinger has had on U.S. policy, with special focus on his work in West and Southeast Asia. The discussion will feature Richard Sindelar, Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas; Chase Untermeyer, retired U.S. Ambassador to Qatar; and Michael Pelletier, Executive Director of the University of Houston Institute for Global Engagement and retired U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros, along with moderator Roberto Contreras IV, as they reflect on Kissinger as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

A limited number of student tickets are available; email to request.

Henry Kissinger
Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004
Event Cost $25.00
Asia Society