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Alice Hill Policymaker, academic, and a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, USA

Alice has served as a federal prosecutor, judge, special assistant to the US President, and senior director for the US National Security Council. At the White House, she led the development of policy regarding national security and climate change, building climate resilience considerations and capabilities into federal initiatives, and developing national risk management standards for the most damaging natural hazards.

Currently she serves as a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Hill previously served as Senior Counsellor to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), helping guide senior leadership of DHS agencies, briefing Congress, and leading and establishing key programmes, including the internationally recognised anti-human trafficking initiative, Blue Campaign. For 3 years, Hill served on the National Security Council in the White House focused on national preparedness for all hazards of global consequence.

Early in her legal career, Hill served as chief of the major frauds division in California’s central district of the US Attorney’s Office, supervising over 30 prosecutors handling white-collar crime involving losses in the billions of dollars. Then as judge and supervising judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, her fellow judges elected her to the committee responsible for overseeing all LA County court operations – 600 courtrooms and an annual budget of $900 million. At the beginning of her career, Hill clerked for a federal judge and practised law at the global firm of Morrison & Foerster.

Hill is a Member of Boards of Directors of subsidiaries of Munich Re Group, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Council on Strategic Risks, and a member of the Advisory Board of One Concern. Oxford University Press will publish her co-authored book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, in November 2019

Alice Hill has also enjoyed living and working in France, Japan, and Indonesia.