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Professor Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge.

Professor Christopher Hill, FBA, M.A. DPhil (Oxon)  has held visiting positions at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, the European University Institute, Florence, the Università di Catania, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of California at San Diego and the Università di Siena.

His research interests are Foreign Policy Analysis and the International Politics of Europe, with special reference to the foreign policies of Britain, France and Italy. He teaches in these areas, as well as general courses on International Relations, including Research Methods for doctoral students. He has written many scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as being author, joint author or editor of ten books including 'Cabinet Decisions on Foreign Policy' and 'The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy' (also translated into Chinese and Farsi). His most recent book is 'International Relations and the European Union' (co-edited with Michael Smith, 2005). A selected list of his main publications is given below.
Professor Hill was successively Vice-Chair and then Chair of the British International Studies Association between 1996- 2000. He has been an elected Council Member at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and is a member of many editorial advisory boards including those of the Journal of Common Market Studies, the British Journal of Political Science and International Affairs. 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 is currently Team Leader for the foreign policy section of EU-CONSENT, a similar network funded by Framework Programme VI. He leads the Cambridge team in MERCURY, a Framework Programme VII research network on multilateralism.
Christopher Hill is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, where he is a Member of the Council. He also sits on the Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and on the University's Research Policy Committee. He was a member of the RAE2008 national panel for Politics and International Relations.


Key publications: 


The National Interest in Question: Foreign Policy in Multicultural Societies (OUP, 2013)

National and European Foreign Policies, edited with R. Wong (Routledge 2011)

The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy (Palgrave 2003)

International Relations and the European Union, edited with M. Smith (OUP 2nd ed 2011)

European Foreign Policy: Key Documents, edited with K. Smith (Routledge 2000)

Two Worlds of International Relations: Academics, Practitioners and the Trade in Ideas, edited with P. Beshoff, (Routledge 1994)

Cabinet Decisions on Foreign Policy: the British Experience 1938-1941 (CUP 1991)

Professor Christopher  Hill
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