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Global Issues 2019

Sarasota Lectures
Venice Lectures

Christoper Hill


Christoper Hill

Amb. Christopher Hill is Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Prior to this he was the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University, a position he held from September 2010 to December 2017. He is author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy and a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

Amb. Hill is a former career diplomat. A four-time ambassador, his last post was Ambassador to Iraq, April 2009 to August 2010. Prior to Iraq, Amb. Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2009) 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 (2004-2005), Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999), and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He 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 masterís degree from the Naval War College.