Christopher Hill

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Outpost: A Memoir, Life on The Frontlines of American Diplomacy - signed first edition - 2014

Christopher R. Hill biography

Christopher R. Hill is an American diplomat who served in various high-profile roles in the United States Department of State. Christopher Robert Hill was born on March 4, 1952, in Littleton, Colorado. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1974 and later received a Master's degree from the Naval War College in 1994. Hill had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served in various diplomatic capacities and held several significant positions, including:

Hill served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2009 to 2010.

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs where He held this position from 2005 to 2009, during which he was the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea in the Six-Party Talks aimed at addressing North Korea's nuclear program.

Hill served as the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 2004 to 2005.

He was the U.S. Ambassador to Poland from 2000 to 2004.

One of Hill's most notable roles was his involvement in the Six-Party Talks aimed at addressing North Korea's nuclear program. He led the U.S. delegation in negotiations with North Korea during the George W. Bush administration.

After his diplomatic career, Christopher R. Hill has been involved in academia. He has taught at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where he also served as the Dean.

Hill has authored several books, including Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, which provides insights into his experiences as a diplomat.

Christopher R. Hill's diplomatic career has been marked by his involvement in key international negotiations and his efforts to address complex geopolitical challenges.

Outpost - A Memoir, Life on The Frontlines of American Diplomacy

An “inside the room” memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who in a career of service to the country was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat.

Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia; Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea; and Hillary Clinton’s hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq.

Hill’s account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America’s aggressive interventions and wars of choice.

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