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War & Statesmanship

Charles Hill

Yale University

Charles Hill is a diplomat in residence and lecturer in international studies at Yale University. He is a Career Minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, having served in roles including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East at the State Department, Chief of Staff of the State Department, and Executive Aide to Secretary of State George P. Shultz. Mr. Hill has been a fellow at the Harvard University East Asia Research Center and a Clark fellow at Cornell University; he is currently a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He served as special consultant on policy to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Hill collaborated with former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the books Egypt’s Road to Jerusalem, a memoir of the Middle East peace negotiations, and Unvanquished, about U.S. relations with the UN in the post–Cold War period. He is also the editor of the three-volume Papers of United Nations Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali, published by Yale University Press. His books include Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft and World Order (Yale University Press) and Trial of a Thousand Years: Islamism and World Order (Hoover Press). He received an A.B. degree from Brown University in 1957, a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, and an M.A. degree in American studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961.