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Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill - Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir
Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Former Ambassador to Iraq, Poland, Republic of Macedonia and Special Envoy to Kosovo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, a diplomat who was a member of the Peace Corps in the early 1970s, has become renowned for his career in hot spots -- trying to work peaceful diplomacy in war-torn areas and nations caught up in tense disputes.

He recalls those challenges in his memoir, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. Ambassador Hill's career included working for peace and order in the Balkans, dealing with North Korea and experiencing the challenges of Iraq. Outpost is described as "an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options." He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia, Ambassador to Poland during the Cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked him to serve as Ambassador to Iraq.

Ambassador Hill currently serves as Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Among his many State Department awards are the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations.

In April he spokes to students at Princeton about his career, mentioning the lack of American influence over China's relationship with North Korea. The Daily Princetonian quoted Hill -- it was a summation of the principles of diplomacy. Ambassador Hill said, “I think one of the problems is that we haven’t been able to develop those personal ties that are the basis of diplomacy. After all, what are you doing in diplomacy? You’re asking people to do things they don’t want to do.”


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Dallas, TX 75201
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