Fiona Hill (presidential advisor) - Wikipedia

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Fiona McLeod Hill


Fiona Hill (born October 1965) is a British-born American foreign affairs specialist and national security official specializing in the former Soviet Union and Russian and European affairs.

Intelligence work for three Presidents [ edit ]

Hill served as an intelligence officer under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2006 to 2009.

She was appointed in April 2017 by President Donald Trump as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on his National Security Council staff.[1][2]

Early life, family, and education [ edit ]

Hill was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, in northern England, to parents who worked as a coal miner and a nurse. She studied at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, for her undergraduate degree. She then studied at Harvard University, where she gained her master's degree in Russian and modern history in 1991, and her PhD in history in 1998 under Richard Pipes, Akira Iriye, and Roman Szporluk. While at Harvard she was a Frank Knox Fellow, and met her future husband at Cabot House.[3]

Career [ edit ]

She worked in the research department at the John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1991 to 1999, and at the National Intelligence Council as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia from 2006 to 2009. She is currently on leave of absence from the Brookings Institution, where she is director for the Center on the United States and Europe, while serving on the staff of the U.S. National Security Council. Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees of the Eurasia Foundation.[2]

2017: Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council staff. In this role, she was the lead interagency coordinator for U.S. foreign policy relating to Europe and Russia.

Resignation from the NSC [ edit ]

Hill decided to step down from her position in the Trump National Security Council in August 2019.[4]

On 14 October 2019, Hill, responding to a subpoena, testified in closed-door session for ten hours before special committees of the United States Congress, as part of the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.[5][6][7]

Writings [ edit ]

Hill's books include:

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Levy, Gabrielle (March 3, 2017). "Former Intelligence Officer and Putin Critic Tapped for White House Role". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  2. ^ a b "Fiona Hill". Brookings Institution. July 7, 2016 . Retrieved July 3, 2017 .
  3. ^ Clauss, Kyle Scott (March 2, 2017). "Fiona Hill, Trump's New Russia Expert, Went to Harvard". Boston . Retrieved September 30, 2019 .
  4. ^ Gramer, Robbie; MacKinnon, Amy (June 18, 2019). "Trump's Top Russia Aide to Depart". Foreign Policy . Retrieved July 2, 2019 .
  5. ^ Lederman, Josh; Lee, Carol E.; Welker, Kristen (October 10, 2019). "Trump's former Russia aide set to give revealing testimony on Giuliani, Sondland". NBC News . Retrieved October 10, 2019 .
  6. ^ Acosta, Jim; Borger, Gloria; Raju, Manu; Herb, Jeremy (October 15, 2019). "Trump's former top Russia adviser told Congress she saw 'wrongdoing' in US policy toward Ukraine, source says". CNN . Retrieved October 22, 2019 .
  7. ^ Baker, Peter; Fandos, Nicholas (October 14, 2019). "Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani 'a Hand Grenade ' ". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved October 22, 2019 .

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