Christopher Hill

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Christopher Hill is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, a position he has held since September 2010.

Hill is a former career diplomat and four-time ambassador. His last post was as ambassador to Iraq from 2009 to 2010. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs from 2005 until 2009. Earlier, he was the ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Previously he served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland from 2000 to 2004, ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia from 1996 to 1999 and special envoy to Kosovo from 1998 to 1999. He also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council from 1999 to 2000.

Earlier in his Foreign Service career,  Hill served tours in Belgrade, Warsaw, Seoul, and Tirana, and on the Department of State's policy planning staff. Before his time in the Foreign Service, Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.

Hill is the author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir and is a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

Hill is a recipient of 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 Negotiation.

Last Updated: June 18, 2017