Dr Fiona Hill is a voice for our time: a specialist in foreign affairs, an experienced public servant, and a former Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council.
Now a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, Dr Hill is one of the world's foremost experts on Russia, particularly in the context of European and transatlantic security arrangements, and her wisdom, expertise, and rigour are in global demand.
Dr Hill graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Master of Arts with Honours in Russian and Modern History in 1989 -- a fact she recounted while testifying during the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in November 2019. Dr Hill is returning to St Andrews to receive an honorary doctorate during the University's summer graduation session.
We are privileged that Dr Hill has prioritised time to share her views with our community and to discuss her superb new memoir, There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century, published in autumn 2021, and you are invited to join us for an on-stage conversation hosted by Professor Stephen Gethins from the School of International Relations.
All are welcome -- students, staff, graduands and members of the public, and admission is free of charge. Places are not bookable in advance, and admission is granted on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 4.30pm for a 5pm start.
Enquiries for further information should be directed to Lewis Wood, Executive Officer to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, via email@example.com.