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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Grand Strategy and Geopolitics

An undergraduate discussion supper with
Former Diplomat Charles Hill

Thursday, March 8, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Harlos House, 1331 E. Tenth Street
Sign-up required

IU Alumna Libby Baney Charles Hill is one of the most distinguished diplomats of his era. He served as a political officer in the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong during the beginning of Mao Tse-Tung's "cultural revolution," mission coordinator in Saigon during the Vietnam War, staff for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and executive assistant for Secretary of State George Schultz. During the Carter Administration, he focused his attention on the Middle East and played a significant role in the development of the Camp David accord. In 1989 he became assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. He is currently the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and lecturer in International Studies at Yale University, as well as a research fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Since 1992, Charles Hill has taught a year-long "Grand Strategy" seminar at Yale University in which the study of classic texts and international relations are combined with internships in international agencies on geopolitical topics. Along with publishing numerous articles and books, Hill has received awards for his outstanding public service, including the Superior Honor Award of the Department of State (1973, 1981), the Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1986), and the Presidential Distinguished Service Award (1987, 1989). Come join other undergraduates for supper with Professor Hill to learn more about his governmental and international experiences.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Charles Hill" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Charles Hill will speak during the week of March 4-9 as part of the Patten Lecture series. His lectures include:

-"Literature, Statecraft, and World Order: a problem for higher education?"
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30-9 p.m. Moot Court Room (Law 123)

-"Grand Strategy: an American problem?"
Thursday, March 8, 7:30-9 p.m. Moot Court Room (Law 123)

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