Charles Hill (diplomat)

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Charles Hill
Charles Hill.jpg
Charles Hill in 2010
Born (1936-04-28) April 28, 1936 (age 82)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materBrown University
University of Pennsylvania
Scientific career
InstitutionsYale University

Charles Hill (born April 28, 1936) is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a lecturer in International Studies at Yale University.[1] A career foreign service officer, Mr. Hill was a senior adviser to George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, and Ronald Reagan, as well as Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations. At Yale, he teaches, along with Paul Kennedy and John Gaddis, the seminar "Studies in Grand Strategy", a rigorous interdisciplinary study of leadership, statecraft and diplomacy. He also teaches students enrolled in the Directed Studies program. Beginning in 2006, Hill offered a new course, Oratory in Statecraft. Not since Rollin G. Osterweis, who taught "The History and Practice of American Oratory", had oratory been taught at Yale.

Hill received a B.A. from Brown University in 1957, a J.D. and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 and 1961, respectively.[2] He is a recipient of the Superior Honor Award from the State Department, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, and the Secretary of State's Medal.[3] He holds an honorary doctorate of laws from Rowan University.[4]

Hill is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Hill is also a Project for the New American Century (PNAC) signatory. Hill served as Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Rudy Giuliani, a Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election.

Books by Hill[edit]

  • Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order, Yale, 2010
  • Trials of a Thousand Years: World Order and Islamism, Hoover, 2011

Books about Hill[edit]

  • The Man on Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill, by Molly Worthen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006


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