Diplomatic Reflections by Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host guest lecturer Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2 in Posvar Hall room 3911.

Christopher R. Hill is a highly regarded four-time former U.S. Ambassador. He will join us to reflect on his 30 plus years of experience in the Foreign Service dealing with complex issues in many of the world’s hotspots and offer insights concerning current foreign policy challenges and opportunities.

Ambassador Hill has recently published a memoir entitled Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy which recounts the opportunities and challenges, successes and failures, imperfect options, and outsize personalities he encountered as a Foreign Service officer. During his diplomatic career, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea, and Iraq. Ambassador Hill also served as head of the U.S. delegation to the six-party disarmament talks with North Korea.

Ambassador Hill has been the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver since September 2010. He writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate, and is frequently called upon by the media to offer his views on international events and U.S. foreign policy. 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 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 in Cameroon. He graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Economics, and received a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College.

To register, please rsvp to sjp89@pitt.edu

Co-sponsored by: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies, REES, and GSPIA.


Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260