Carnegie's Ukraine Program hosted a private discussion on global trends and opportunities with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.

Dr. Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the 56th secretary of state, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as assistant to the president for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975. At present, Dr. Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.

Ambassador James F. Collins, director of Carnegie's Russia and Eurasia Program, moderated the discussion. A retired member of the U.S. foreign service, Ambassador Collins is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and on the Middle East. He was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001, and ambassador-at-large for the Newly Independent States in 1994-1997.