Carla Anderson Hills

Carla A. Hills is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, which advises companies on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad. Ambassador Hills served in the Cabinet of President George H.W. Bush as United States Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993 and in the Cabinet of President Gerald R. Ford as Secretary of the department of Housing and Urban Development from 1975 to 1977. She also served as Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in the Ford Administration.

Mrs. Hills currently is a member of the International Advisory Boards of J.P. Morgan Chase, Rolls Royce, and the Coca-Cola Company, of the board of Gilead Sciences, and of the US Trade Representative’s Private Sector Advisory Group on India.

She also serves on a number of not-for-profit boards including as Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Chair of the National Committee on US-China Relations and of the Inter-American Dialogue; member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission and member of the board of the International Crisis Group.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Hills received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, her law degree from Yale University, and studied at Oxford University. She is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees. In 2000, Mrs. Hills was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen of that country.

Mrs. Hills resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Roderick M. Hills. They are the parents of four children.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

more events »

Will Greater Israel Transform into Greater Palestine?

The future for Israelis and Palestinians has never been bleaker than it is now, in the wake of the savage assault by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue.

The trauma of the event falls most heavily on Israelis, for Palestinians in the West Bank have lived for some time now in despair of their future and the future of their children, seeing no end to Israel’s occupation. In contrast, many Israelis have believed that denying millions of Palestinians in the West Bank their right to self-determination and statehood is a “sustainable” state of affairs. This illusion has been shattered by the assault on the Jerusalem synagogue. Israelis are now experiencing some of the insecurity and hopelessness so deeply felt by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, and also by Israel’s Arabs, particularly the ones in East Jerusalem.

read more »