2:00 PM Plenary Session II: World Summit 2015 Keynote Addresses: Perspectives
on Peace and Human Development
Keynote Speakers address the general World Summit 2015 theme of “Peace and Human
Development” indicating principles, policies and action steps that should be taken to transform
our world, building families, communities, nations and a world of peace and mutual prosperity.
Ambassador Christopher Hill
Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado, USA
Ambassador Christopher Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq from 2009-2010. Prior to Iraq, Ambassador Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005-2009 during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2004-2005), Poland, Republic of Macedonia and Special Envoy to Kosovo. He is presently the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.