Fiona Hill, AM ’91, regional studies—USSR, PhD ’98, history, is deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council. She is on leave from the Brookings Institution, where she was director of the Center on the United States and Europe, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program. Previously, Hill was national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council, director of strategic planning at The Eurasia Foundation, and held a number of positions directing technical assistance and research projects at Harvard University's JFK School of Government. She has published on strategic issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, and energy, including her most recent co-authored book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. Additionally, Hill holds a AM in Russian and Modern History from St. Andrews University in Scotland. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.