The Atlantic Council in 2012 honored Scowcroft’s legacy by relaunching its flagship international security program as the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, recently re-envisioned as the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. The center is guided by Scowcroft’s vision of blending analysis of today’s challenges with long-term strategic thinking about how the United States’ role in the world interacts with historical forces, technological change, geography, and culture.

“In 1961, the Council’s founders—those ‘present at the creation’ of our international rules-based system, joined forces across party lines and among disparate organizations to form the Atlantic Council,” said Scowcroft. “They did so out of a need for sustained US engagement in the world and to develop an ambitious agenda for the Atlantic community. They succeeded. The Council convinced me to lend my own name to the effort by showing me how it would help carry forward that same mission at this similarly crucial moment in history. I’m so proud of the work it accomplishes each day.”

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“I’m so proud of the work the Scowcroft Center accomplishes each day. The Council convinced me to lend my name to this effort, and I’m glad I did so as we are advancing our founding mission at another historic turning point.”

Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft USAF (ret.)

2012 Global Citizen Awards