This month, former presidential advisor on Europe and Russia and Brookings Institution Fellow Fiona Hill visited Minnesota to speak at a public event on April 18 and share her insights into the intricacies of today’s foreign policy landscape.

Dr. Hill began her visit as the featured speaker at Dinner with Diplomats, which is a special event reserved for sponsors of the upcoming Global Minnesota Gala on May 18. The next day, she visited the Ukrainian-American Community Center to meet with their board members and discuss the importance of supporting Ukrainians both here in Minnesota and abroad. Her visit concluded with a public fireside chat conversation with Global Minnesota Board Chair Ambassador Ross Wilson. She also took questions from the at-capacity audience in the Minneapolis Central Library.

Her timely visit occurred as congressional officials in Washington, D.C. debated important foreign aid bills for the Indo-Pacific region, Israel, and Ukraine. Her public discussion and media interviews with KARE11 and the Star Tribune sought to highlight the domestic impacts of international issues.

KARE11 Interview

Star Tribune Article

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Fiona Hill at Dinner with Diplomats
Fiona Hill at Ukrainian American Community Center
Fiona Hill speaking at a public event
Fiona Hill taking audience questions

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