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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host 2022 BBC Reith Lecture on “Freedom from Fear” with Dr. Fiona Hill on Tuesday November 15

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of the Dean, Mohit Bakaya, Director, BBC Speech Audio, and Gwenan Roberts, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service, invite you to the recording of this year's final Reith Lecture at Johns Hopkins SAIS by Dr. Fiona Hill on "Freedom from Fear," chaired by Anita Anand, on Tuesday, November 15th. SAIS Dean James B. Steinberg will provide opening remarks.
The Reith Lectures will be broadcast from the 30th of November on BBC World Service, Sounds and Radio 4.
Time and Date
Drinks Reception: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
Lecture: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney-Herter Auditorium

This event is on the record and open to the media. No video recording is allowed.

Media Contact
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Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About the Speaker
From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Fiona Hill served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. Before joining Brookings Institution in 2000, Hill was Director of Strategic Planning at the Eurasia Foundation in Washington, DC, and held several positions, from 1991 to 1999, directing technical assistance and research projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. During this period, she was 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. Between 2017-2019, she served as Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council. Before joining the National Security Council in 2017, Hill spent eight years as a senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution.

A frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, Hill has researched and published extensively on Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. Hill has co-authored books with Clifford Gaddy, senior fellow at Brookings Institution, including two editions of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin and The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold were published by Brookings Institution Press in 2015, 2013, and 2003, respectively. Her monograph, Energy Empire: Oil, Gas and Russia’s Revival, was published by the London Foreign Policy Centre in 2004. Hill is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Eurasia Foundation board member.

Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022