Dr Fiona Hill, British by birth and now also a US citizen, 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 has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues.
From 1991-1999, Fiona directed technical assistance and research projects at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, in roles for the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project (SDI), the Project on Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union, and the Trilateral Study on Japanese-Russian-U.S. Relations.
During the presidencies of G W Bush and Obama (2006-2009), she was on leave from Brookings as the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. In 2017 she was appointed deputy assistant to the president (Trump) and senior director for European and Russian affairs on his National Security Council staff, leaving in 2019.
Fiona holds an M.A. in Soviet Studies and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University where she was a Frank Knox Fellow; an M.A. degree in Russian and Modern History from St. Andrews University; and has pursued studies at Moscow’s Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages. Fiona is a member of the prestigious United States Council on Foreign Relations.