Dr. Fiona Hill to address Alabama World Affairs Council on Ukraine on Sept. 12

Dr. Fiona Hill will discuss

Dr. Fiona Hill will discuss "Ukraine and the New World Disorder" during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday.

Dr. Fiona Hill, a distinguished senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe within the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institute and Chancellor of Durham (England) University, will discuss “Ukraine and the New World Disorder” during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by Hill’s presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Gold Room on the second floor of Whitley Hall on the Troy University Montgomery Campus. The event is free to Alabama World Affairs Council members and $20 for guests. Registration is available online at https://alwac.org/event-5400833.

During her career, Hill has held significant roles, including deputy assistant to the President and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the U.S. National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. She also previously served as a national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council from 2006-2009. Hill gained further prominence through her testimonies before Congress during the 2019 impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Hill has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. An accomplished writer, Hill is the author of “There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” and co-author with Clifford Gaddy of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.

Prior to joining Brookings, Hill was director of strategic planning at the Eurasia Foundation in Washington, D.C. From 1991 to 1999, she held several positions directing technical assistance and research projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, including associate director of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, director of the Project on Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union, and coordinator of the Trilateral Study on Japanese-Russian-U.S. Relations.

Hill holds a master’s in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University where she was a Frank Knox Fellow. She also holds a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. Andrews University in Scotland and has pursued studies at Moscow’s Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages. Hill’s Reith Lecture on “Freedom of Fear” for the BBC was broadcast in December 2022 to an audience of over 200 million people worldwide. That same month, Hill was awarded the Insignia of Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

Tuesday’s presentation will be moderated by Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan (USAF, ret.), ALWAC President.

The Alabama World Affairs Council is a nonprofit organization that sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest. Through these programs, which take place at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, the Alabama World Affairs Council aims to promote public awareness and understanding of international affairs as they relate to U.S. interests in the context of political, economic, cultural, historical, and military issues.

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