Former Diplomat to Discuss U.S. Role in World Affairs April 25

April 19, 2006

A Yale University professor and former diplomat will deliver the keynote lecture at Baylor University's annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues. Charles Hill, international security studies professor at Yale, will speak on "The Role of the U.S. in the World Today" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Bennett Auditorium at the Draper Academic Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hill has had a distinguished career as a diplomat and foreign policy adviser. Earning a bachelor's degree from Brown University and master's and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, his career has taken him to Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the Middle East.

A speech writer for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Hill was appointed Chief of Staff of the State Department in 1983; served as an executive aide to Secretary of State George Shultz from 1985-1989; and was special consultant of policy to Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the United Nations from 1992-1996.

Hill's publications include two collaborations with Boutros Boutros-Ghali - Egypt's Road to Jerusalem and Unvanquished.

The Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship was created in 1994 as a memorial to Laura Blanche Jackson, who graduated from Baylor in 1985 with a degree in political science and became the director of marketing for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. After Jackson's death from cancer in 1992, her family created the lectureship to examine various world issues as a way to honor her passion for world affairs.

For more information, call the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core at 710-3981.

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