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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, Emeritus Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, has been awarded (jointly) the Distinguished Contribution Prize by the British International Studies Association (BISA). 

The Prize is awarded to scholars who have contibuted to "the promotion of excellence in the discipline of International Studies over a substantial period of time. To be considered for this prize you need to have made a contribution of demonstrable distinction to the intellectual development and the leadership of the discipline, with a record of achievement that is recognised as having added considerable prestige to International Studies in the UK and beyond."

Professor Christopher Hill, FBA, M.A. DPhil (Oxon) joined the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) in October 2004 as the Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations.

Professor Hill has published widely in the areas of foreign policy analysis and general international relations, his most recent books being The Future of British Foreign Policy: Security and Diplomacy in a World after Brexit (2019), Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century (2016), The National Interest in Question: Foreign Policy in Multicultural Societies (Oxford University Press, 2013) and National and European Foreign Policies: Towards Europeanization (Edited with Reuben Wong, 2011). 

Professor Hill was successively Vice-Chair and then Chair of the British International Studies Association between 1996-2000, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2007. He has been an elected Council Member at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and a member of many editorial advisory boards including those of the Journal of Common Market Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, International Affairs and Critique internationale. He was the Coordinator of FORNET, a foreign policy research network involving 25 European partners, under the auspices of the European Commission's Framework Programme V, and was Team Leader for the foreign policy section of EU-CONSENT, a similar network funded by Framework Programme VI. He led the Cambridge team in MERCURY, a Framework Programme VII research network on multilateralism.

Christopher Hill is an Emeritus Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge where he served two terms as a Member of the Council. He also sat on the Council of the University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was a member of the UK’s RAE2008 national panel for Politics and International Relations, and has served on a number of review panels for departments in other universities. 

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