Charles Hill

Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Yale University

Charles Hill is a career minister in the U.S. Foreign Service and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He also serves as the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, senior lecturer in international studies, and senior lecturer in humanities at Yale University.

Hill has been a senior adviser to George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Among Hill's awards are the Superior Honor Award from the Department of State in 1973 and 1981; the Distinguished Honor Award in 1978; the Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 1986; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 1987 and 1989; and the Secretary of State's Medal in 1989.

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Grand Strategies:  Literature, Statecraft, and World Order

OCT 6, 2010 Podcast

Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order

Reading classical literature teaches us that there are seldom clear answers to real-life dilemmas, says Charles Hill. It gives us the breadth of knowledge to ...