US Diplomacy in a Turbulent World
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Jan , 28, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Author, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir


America’s diplomatic challenges in 2015 will be no less daunting and complex as in past years.  No one understands this better than Ambassador Chris Hill who, as a career diplomat, has—as the title of his memoirs, Outpost, suggests—served on the “frontlines of American diplomacy” in the Balkans, Northeast Asia, and the Middle East.
Ambassador Hill is a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq (2009-2010).  Prior to Iraq, Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2009) and as head of the US delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue and as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.  Earlier, 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), and as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council (1999-2000).
Ambassador Hill received the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions as a member of the U.S. negotiating team in the Bosnia peace settlement, and received the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis.  Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer where he supervised credit unions in rural Cameroon, West Africa.  He received his B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree from the Naval War College.

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