Last Call | Ambassador Christopher Hill – China and Korea: A Diplomat’s View | Monday Evening

DON’T MISS this chance to talk with one of the most knowledgeable American diplomats on US-China relations and the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Ambassador Hill will talk about his direct experience negotiating with North Korea on denuclearization and can also address his insights and perspectives on US-China relations, fresh from high level meetings in Beijing.

Register today for our September 9th Global Town Hall at Belmont University.


The Tennessee World Affairs Council

invites you to a

Global Town Hall

“Inside Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea”

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

  • Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement, University of Denver
  • Dean, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
  • Head, U.S. Delegation to Six Party Talks on North Korean Nuclear Weapons
  • U.S. Ambassador to Poland
  • U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia
  • Special Envoy to Kosovo

With Moderator

Dr. Thomas Schwartz, PhD

Professor of History (U.S. Foreign Relations), Vanderbilt University


September 9, 2019

Belmont University

Ayres Conference Room C/D, Janet Ayres Academic Center

5:30 p.m. Registration / Networking

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Program

  • Current paid TNWAC members: No charge
  • Future TNWAC members: $10.00
  • Belmont University students and faculty: No charge

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NEGOTIATING WITH NORTH KOREA: AN INSIDER’S VIEW

As the apparently stalled talks over North Korea’s nuclear program attest to, international diplomacy can be a grueling business. Even under conditions of relative trust, diplomatic compromises can prove elusive. How do you negotiate when trust is low, while both the stakes and the tensions are high?

Ambassador Christopher Hill is one of America’s most distinguished ambassadors who—in his career of service to his 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, he will offer insight about the real life of an American diplomat negotiating with difficult partners. Based on his experiences, Ambassador Hill will lay out a vision for the role of diplomacy in addressing national crises, and America’s role in global politics.

ABOUT AMBASSADOR HILL

Christopher R. Hill served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea among other significant diplomatic posts as a career member of the Foreign Service.

Ambassador Hill is currently the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver.

Prior to this position, he was the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University, a position he held from September 2010 to December 2017.

On February 14, 2005, he was named as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Previously he has served as U.S. ambassador to Poland (2000-04), ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-99) and special envoy to Kosovo (1998-99). He also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for southeast European affairs in the National Security Council.

Earlier in his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Hill served tours in Belgrade, Warsaw, Seoul, and Tirana, and on the Department of State’s Policy Planning staff and in the department’s Operation Center. While on a fellowship with the American Political Science Association he served as staff member for Congressman Stephen Solarz working on Eastern European issues. He also served as the Department of State’s senior country officer for Poland. Ambassador Hill received 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 Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.

Ambassador Hill graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, with a BA in economics. He received a master’s degree from the Naval War College in 1994. He speaks Polish, Serbo-Croatian and Macedonian.

Ambassador Hill is author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate, and a highly sought public speaker and voice in the media on international affairs.

ABOUT PROFESSOR THOMAS SCHWARTZ

Professor of History; Professor of Political Science; Professor of European Studies; Vanderbilt University.  Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in Modern European history and the history of international relations. Professor Schwartz has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Historical Society, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of European Integration. He has served as President of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. He served on the United States Department of State’s Historical Advisory Committee as the representative of the Organization of American Historians from 2005-2008. [more]

LOCATION/PARKING 

Located on the fourth floor of the Janet Ayers Academic Center on the northern front of campus off Wedgewood Avenue.

Ayres Academic Center – #8 on Campus Map; Visitor parking available in the underground garage – P1, P2 on Campus Map.

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