President Joe Biden has nominated longtime diplomat Christopher R. Hill to serve as the US ambassador to Serbia.
Hill had a long career history in the Balkans. He served as acting ambassador to Albania in 1991, the first to hold the post since 1939. He was also US Ambassador to Macedonia between 1996-1999 and Special Envoy to Kosovo in 1998 and 1999.
In 1995, Hill was also part of the team that negotiated the Dayton Agreement that put an end to the Bosnian War.
During his career, Hill was also head of the US delegation to six-nation talks to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program, and served as ambassador to South Korea and Iraq, retiring from foreign service in 2010.
He currently teaches Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
If confirmed by the US Senate, Hill will be replacing Anthony F. Godfrey who assumed office in 2019.