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 in Washington, D.C.
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 National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at The
National Intelligence Council.
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. Her book with Brookings Senior Fellow Clifford Gaddy, The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold, was published by Brookings Institution Press in December 2003, and her monograph, “Energy Empire: Oil, Gas and Russia’s Revival,” was published by the London Foreign Policy Centre in 2004. She is co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). Hill's new memoir, There Is Nothing for You Here, takes its title from the words her father used when he encouraged her to leave England.
Hill holds a master’s in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University where she was a Frank Knox Fellow. She also holds a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. 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.