Alice Hill

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience for National Security Council

Alice Hill, joined Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in December 2016 as a research fellow, conducting and publishing research, providing expert testimony, convening public policy leaders, and building the public conversation around catastrophic global threats and our responses.

She has an uncommon blend of experience—as a federal prosecutor, judge, special assistant to the president, and senior director for the National Security Council. At the White House, she led the development of policy regarding national security and climate change. As Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), she led the review of policy regarding creation of the cybersecurity workforce, sexual assault in the military, and legal requirements for terrorism protection; and she founded and led the internationally recognized anti-human trafficking initiative, Blue Campaign. Other accomplishments include development of policies on catastrophic biological and chemical incidents.

While serving the National Security Council in the White House she developed Federal policies regarding national preparedness for all hazards of global consequence, including climate.

She was honored with the Meta-Leader of the Year award from Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Hill earned her BA in history and economics from Stanford University, followed by a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.