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Trump, Russia and the Forgotten Working Class, with National Security Expert Fiona Hill

Politics &
Economics

Growing up in Northern England’s coal-mining community, Fiona Hill knew that she was in a forgotten place. The last of the mines had closed, shops were boarded up, and despair was etched on the faces of people around her. Her father urged her to get out of northern England: ‘There is nothing for you here, pet,’ he said.

The coal-miner’s daughter went far. She studied in Moscow and at Harvard, became an American citizen and served three U.S. Presidents. But in the heartlands of both Russia and the United States, she saw the same problems she had witnessed in her hometown and similar populist impulses. By the time she offered testimony in the first impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in 2019, Hill knew that the desperation of forgotten communities was driving American politics to the brink.

On October 21 Hill will come to Intelligence Squared to argue that the decline of opportunity and dignified working class jobs is leading nations like Britain and America down the path of populist authoritarianism. And she will outline how from Middlesbrough to Michigan, ambitious programmes to expand opportunity are the only long-term hope for our democracy.

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Trump, Russia and the Forgotten Working Class, with National Security Expert Fiona Hill


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Speaker
  • Fiona Hill

    Former Senior Director of the U.S National Security Council

Chair
  • Josh Glancy

    Washington bureau chief for The Sunday Times

 

Speakers subject to change.


Location
  • Online event



Speakers

Speaker

Fiona Hill

Former Senior Director of the U.S National Security Council


Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Center on the US and Europe at the Brookings Institution. From 2017 to 2019, she served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. She is the author of several books, including Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. Her new book is There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century.
Chair

Josh Glancy

Washington bureau chief for The Sunday Times


Washington bureau chief for The Sunday Times. Prior to that he was the paper’s New York correspondent. He also writes a weekly column from America for The Sunday Times Magazine and contributes features and interviews.

 

Speakers subject to change.