When TIME magazine unveiled its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list, it asked Ambassador Christopher Hill ’74, H’14, who had been the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, to write the profile of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
Hill was also Charlie Rose’s guest on his eponymous show, during which he spoke of the rising tensions in that country.
Hill returns to campus Monday, April 24, 2017, when he will deliver the talk, “State of the World: America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges,” at 7:30 p.m.
Hill is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. A former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador, his last post was as ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, to Poland, and to the Republic of Macedonia, and he was special envoy to Kosovo. Hill also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council.