It's Time to Bridge the Gap Between Academics and Policymakers

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Ambassador Hill , dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, talks with Host Tim Harley on Sirius XM Radio’s Morning Briefing POTUS. His school is one of five to be awarded  a $1 million grant aimed at improving the link between academia and the policy world in the area of global affairs. Carnegie Corporation funds will help support groundbreaking work in “Researching the peacebuilding role of nonviolent, non-state actors.” Here, Hill explains the bridging-the-gap problem and how his team is  working to overcome it. The talk also touches on possible strategies for eliminating the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Ambassador Hill has been dean of the Josef Korbel School since 2010. A former career diplomat whose last post was Ambassador to Iraq, he received the State Department's Distinguished Service Award for his contributions as a member of the U.S. negotiating team in the Bosnia peace settlement, and was a recipient of the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis. Earlier, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Cameroon, West Africa. Ambassador Hill is author of the forthcoming book, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir. Follow him on Twitter @ambchrishill