Remarks at Presentation of First American Academy in Berlin Kissinger Award to Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

June 7, 2007

One of the few disagreements between Helmut Schmidt and me concerns how we met. We both agree that it occurred fifty years ago in 1957. He has claimed that our first encounter was at a conference at Harvard University where we argued about nuclear strategy. I have been convinced that our paths crossed a few […]

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Current International Trends and World Peace Expanded Version of Delivery at The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

April 28, 2007

Thank you very much for this generous introduction and, above all, thank you for inviting me here. For somebody who has had the honor of having audiences with three Popes and to have respected and admired the role of the Church over the centuries, to be able to be in the Vatican with a group […]

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US Naval Academy Forrestal Lecture

April 11, 2007

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It is a privilege to be here this evening to introduce our distinguished speaker, the honorable Dr. Henry Kissinger. Born in Furth, Germany, Dr. Kissinger became a United States citizen in 1943 and served in the army from 1943 to 1946. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees from […]

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Remarks Upon Receiving Baden-Württemberg Verdienstmedaille

March 19, 2007

Mr. Minister President, Distinguished Guests, It means a great deal to me to receive this award from the Ministerpräsident of a state with which I have had a warm relationship for many decades and at the hand of a governmental leader whose activities and pronouncements I have followed with great respect. Mr. Ministerpräsident, I shall […]

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Does the West Still Exist? America and Europe Moving Towards 2020

February 23, 2007

Lord Patten: Dr. Kissinger, ambassadors.It is a great pleasure to have Dr. Kissinger with us at lunchtime today. You may know the story about Woody Allen, who said that he'd just done a speed reading course and had read War and Peace in fifteen minutes. It's about Russia he says. I think there's a similar […]

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