Humanities series welcomes author, career diplomat

Charles Hill, a retired U.S. diplomat now researching and writing on international affairs, is the next speaker for Mississippi State's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series.

His presentation, "Grand Strategies: How Literature Explains Statecraft and World Order," takes place Wednesday, Nov. 9. The 4 p.m. public program in the McCool Hall atrium will be followed by a book signing and reception at the location.

Hill is the author of "Trial of a Thousand Years: World Order and Islamism," which was released earlier this year by Hoover Institution Press, and "Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft and World Order," a 2010 Yale University Press publication.

He is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale University.

Hill served as senior adviser to secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, as well as special consultant on policy to Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the sixth United Nations secretary-general. (For more biographical information, visit

For more about the Wednesday program, contact Gary Myers, College of Arts and Sciences dean, at 662-325-2626. For information about the Institute for the Humanities, visit

Margaret Kovar | University Relations

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