9/9/2019: Ambassador Christopher Hill


Ambassador Christopher Hill, is Chief Global Advisor, University of Denver. Christopher Hill will discuss where America’s greatest foreign policy challenges stand, both short term and long term. He will also discuss the state of American diplomacy,drawing on his foreign service experience to elucidate underlying causes of challenges and their implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy — including effects on political stability and future U.S. diplomatic relations.

Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during which he was head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. He was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Ambassador to Poland, and Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, as well as Special Envoy to Kosovo. Mr. Hill also served as a Special Assistant to the President and was a Senior Director on the National Security Council staff. Earlier, Ambassador Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer.  His book, Outlook, is both a riveting story of his experiences and a cogent analysis of American diplomacy in the 21st century.