Amb. Christopher R. Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver, a position he has held since September 2010. In addition to overseeing the Josef Korbel School, he is author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate, and speaks on international affairs.
Amb. Hill is a former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador. His last post was as Ambassador to Iraq, April 2009 until August 2010. Prior to Iraq, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Previously he served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999) and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). Amb. Hill also served as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council (1999-2000).
Amb. Hill holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a master's degree from the Naval War College.