Monday, July 16, 2018 – 5:30pm
Presenting “Diplomacy and Action: U.S. Options for North Korea,” a nonpartisan policy talk with Christopher Hill, former ambassador to Iraq and Korea, among other posts, and head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks from 2005-2009 on the North Korean nuclear issue.
Christopher Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill served from 2005 until 2009 as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, 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, Poland and the Republic of Macedonia, and special envoy to Kosovo. He also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1999-2000. 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 was a recipient of the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he supervised credit unions in rural Cameroon, West Africa. Hill is currently the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver. Until December 2017, he was the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at DU. Hill is author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, and is both a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate and a highly sought public speaker and voice in the media on international affairs.