The installment of Uncommon Knowledge with Professor Charles Hill was the first that that we posted on Power Line under our arrangement with the Hoover Institution. In the current installment Professor Hill is joined by Professor Fouad Ajami for a sort of all-star panel moderated by Peter Robinson on the clash of Islam and the West and the Arab Spring.
Professor Hill spent an incredibly distinguished career in the foreign service and in the State Department, where he rose to chief of staff. Among Professor Hill’s awards are the Superior Honor Award from the Department of State in 1973 and 1981, the Distinguished Honor Award in 1978, the Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 1986; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 1987 and 1989, and the Secretary of State’s Medal in 1989. He is the author of Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft and, most recently, Trial of a Thousand Years: World Order and Islamism.
Professor Hill is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, Senior Lecturer in International Studies, and Senior Lecturer in Humanities at Yale, where he is one of the principal teachers and presiding spirits in the Directed Studies program for freshmen as well as the year-long course on Grand Strategy for university students.
Fouad Ajami is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. He is also the Majid Khadurri Professor of Middle East Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies. Among other distinguished books, he is the author of The Arab Predicament and The Dream Palace of the Arabs.
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