Alice Hill

Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations and previously serving as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama

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Alice Hill

About Alice Hill

Alice Hill is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Her work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change.

Hill previously served as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Staff where she led the development of national policy to build resilience to catastrophic risks, including climate change and biological threats. Prior to this, Hill served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in which she led the formulation of DHS’s first-ever climate adaptation plan and the development of strategic plans regarding catastrophic biological and chemical threats, including pandemics.

Earlier in her career, she was a Supervising Judge on both the Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts as well as a Federal Prosecutor and Chief of the white-collar crime unit at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California. Oxford University Press published her co-authored book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, in 2019. She currently serves on the boards of the Environmental Defense Fund and Munich Re Group’s U.S.-based companies. In 2020, Yale University and the Op-Ed Project awarded her the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis.

Additionally, Alice is an author of The Fight for Climate after COVID-19, which will be published on September 1, 2021 by Oxford University Press (OUP). More book information and the link to purchase is available here.