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Fiona Hill: There Is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a book talk with foreign affairs specialist and academic Fiona Hill on her latest work There is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century (2021). Hill’s book is a Trump-era memoir that highlights the contemporary social and economic parallels between the United States and Russia, the rise and threat of populism to American democracy, and a prescriptive path forward. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event either in person (limited to the Tufts University community) or on Zoom (open to the public). Lunch will be provided.

Fiona Hill is the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as a national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) and The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold (2003). Prior to joining Brookings, Hill was director of strategic planning at The Eurasia Foundation in Washington, D.C. From 1991 to 1999, she held a number of positions directing technical assistance and research projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, including associate director of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, director of the Project on Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union, and coordinator of the Trilateral Study on Japanese-Russian-U.S. Relations. Hill has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. She holds a master’s degree in Soviet studies and a doctorate degree in history from Harvard University where she was a Frank Knox Fellow. Hill also holds a master’s degree in Russian and modern history from Saint Andrews University in Scotland and has pursued studies at Moscow’s Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages. Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


February 22
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program


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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
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