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  • Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum hosts Fiona Hill in Feb. 27 discussion 'Current World Dis-orders: Is There Anything for Us Here?'

    PORTSMOUTH -- The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum welcomes Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe for the program, “Current World Dis-orders: Is There Anything for Us Here?.” The Forum takes place at Wentworth By the Sea Hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, go to: https://www.japanamericanh.org/event-details/portsmouth-peace-treaty-forum-with-fiona-hill

    Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe. is the author of There’s Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century (2023) and of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015). She served as deputy assistant to the President and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the U.S. National Security Council from 2017 to 2019.

    In her book, There's Nothing for You Here, Hill argues that it is a perceived lack of opportunity in the post-industrial era that has left people angry and susceptible to populist messages. Alternatively  Hill suggests bridging the opportunity gap with resources such as higher education, apprenticeships, job training, mentoring and coaching, and believes that everyone can play a role in helping “find opportunity in the 21st century.”  

    “As an analyst of global affairs, Fiona Hill is alarmed by the recent trends toward authoritarianism and suggests some practical advice to those willing to support educational opportunity as a counter to populism here in the US and around the world,” said Charles B. Doleac, Forum chairman and senior partner at Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott PA. “The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum explores diplomatic themes ‘in the spirit of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty.’ We invite scholars and diplomats with special insight into international relations and example of citizen diplomacy to discuss the potential for ordinary people to make a difference.”

    This Forum program is supported by the Japan-America Society of NH and Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman and Scott, P.A., with Portsmouth Athenaeum, World Affairs Council of NH and the Portsmouth Historical Society.

    The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum was founded in 1994. Since then, the Forum has hosted senior diplomats including Ambassadors Dennis Ross, Samantha Power, Joseph Nye and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. Fiona Hill first participated in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum in 1995 when she joined Harvard Belfer Center Director Graham Allison for a panel with Russian and Japanese diplomats to discuss their study, Beyond Cold War to Trilateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Hill and Allison returned to the Forum in 2016 to “Reconsider the Trilateral Cooperation Study.”

    The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum supports ongoing research, the website PortsmouthPeaceTreaty.org, an exhibit in the John Paul Jones House Museum, a lecture series and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry trees around the state. To learn more, visit PortsmouthPeaceTreaty.org

    CAPTION: Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe is the guest of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum on Feb. 27, 2024.