Alice Hill

Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Alice C. Hill is Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council, and led the DHS Leadership Group responsible for biosecurity and bio-preparedness efforts, including pandemic planning efforts. Her first book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, co-authored with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, published in 2019. Her latest book is The Fight for Climate After COVID-19.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Jan 27 2020 - 6:30pm

How do we build communities that are more resilient than the ones we were raised in? 

Climate-fueled floods, fires and droughts have devastated America’s cities and rural areas. Our natural response is to regroup, recover and rebuild. But should we instead be preparing for managed retreat? 

“Well, we will be in an era of retreat,” warns Alice Hill, “Whether it's managed or chaotic will be up to us.”