Series 1 Episode 7 – Foreign affairs expert Dr Fiona Hill talks to Professor Stephen Gethins

Lauren Sykes
Friday 19 August 2022

The Foreign Policy expert, St Andrews alumna and recent Honorary graduate talks about her education and experience in the political sphere, including testifying against former US President, Donald Trump.

Scotland’s Future Podcast - Series 1 Episode 7

Dr Hill is 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. She returned to St Andrews in June to receive an honorary doctorate during the University’s summer graduation session.

Following the graduation ceremony Dr Hill took time to share her views with the St Andrews community and to discuss her new memoir, There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century, published in autumn 2021. Many members of staff, students and members of the public attended the on-stage conversation hosted by Professor Stephen Gethins from the School of International Relations.

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