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Global Engagement

Bringing Global Engagement to Higher Education

The Office of Global Engagement helps the University adapt to unpredictable changes across the world. Led by Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state, this Office will craft a 21st-century platform for global engagement in higher education. Along with lectures and events across campus with an international focus, the Office will also bring high-ranking visitors to the University.


Upcoming Events

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    North Korea: One of America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges

    October 30, 2018
    Pinery at the Hill

    Ambassador Christopher Hill will discuss recent challenges as the United States attempts to deal with North Korea, including the nation’s development of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons.


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    State of the World Update with Amb. Christopher Hill

    September 25, 2018
    Maglione Hall (5th Floor)

    Ambassador Hill will draw upon his 33 years of Foreign Service career to discuss the current state of world affairs and pertinent international issues. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.


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    MIDTERM ELECTIONS 2018 RESULTS: What National and International Policy Changes are Likely

    With Ambassador Christopher Hill and Professor Floyd Ciruli

    5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7
    Maglione Hall

    • 5:00 p.m. Reception
    • 5:30 p.m. Presentation and conversation
    • 6:15 p.m. Discussion
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    North Korea: One of America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges

    Co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council of Houston 

    Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. 

    Amegy Tower                                                                                             

    1717 W. Loop South Houston, TX 77027


    Ambassador Christopher Hill will discuss recent challenges as the United States attempts to deal with North Korea’s military buildup. He will also focus on the roles of South Korea and China in relations with North Korea, and will analyze recent summit and political meetings along with next steps that would be necessary to provide positive results.

North Korea’s Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself?

Ambassador Hill's Recent Testimony Before Congress

On April 11, Ambassador Hill testified before the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. During his testimony, he discussed past and current relations between the United States and North Korea before answering questions from subcommittee members.

Ambassador Christopher Hill

Meet Ambassador Hill

Ambassador Christopher Hill is the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement. Over a 33-year foreign service career, he served six presidents and 11 secretaries of state. Hill led the U.S. delegation in six-party talks on the North Korea nuclear issue while assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and was the U.S ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland and Macedonia. He’s received numerous awards, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award. Hill was dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 2010 to 2017.

About the Ambassador

Media Appearances

Ambassador Christopher Hill appears on local and national media outlets to discuss a wide range of global topics, from North Korea's nuclear capabilities to conflicts in the Middle East.

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