May 2, 2003 - Bowdoin Orient: Cameroon RPCV Christopher Hill receives Preservation of Freedom Prize

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Cameroon RPCV Christopher Hill receives Preservation of Freedom Prize

Read and comment on this story from the Bowdoin Orient on Cameroon RPCV Christopher Hill who recently received the Preservation of Freedom Prize at Bowdoin University. Hill was awarded the prize for his work in the Balkans as a special envoy to the Kosovo crisis. Read the story at:

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Christopher Hill '74 receives Preservation of Freedom Prize

Christopher R. Hill '74, the current United States ambassador to the Republic of Poland, received the Gordon S. Hargraves '19 Preservation of Freedom Prize Monday evening in Pickard Theater. President Barry Mills awarded the prize after his opening remarks, in which he referred to Hill's work in the Balkans as a special envoy to the Kosovo crisis.

Hargraves established the Preservation for Freedom Fund in 1983 "to stimulate understanding and appreciation of the rights and freedoms of the individual, guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States. The prize is to be awarded to a student, member of the faculty, or group of Bowdoin alumni making an outstanding contribution to the understanding and advancement of human freedoms and the duty of the individual to protect and strengthen these freedoms at all times."

Former recipients of the award include Professor William Whiteside in 1988, Senator George Mitchell, Jr. '54 and Secretary William Cohen '62 in 1989, Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53 in 1990, Professor Ernst C. Helmreich in 1991, Joseph Wheeler '48 in 1993, Judith Isaacson '67 in 1996, and Howard Dana, Jr. '62 in 1997.

Ambassador Hill, a native of Little Compton, Rhode Island, graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in economics. Afterward, Hill served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Cameroon. He was the U.S. ambassador to Macedonia before he served as the Senior Director for Southeast European Affairs with the National Security Council. Hill has also served as the Senior Country Officer for Polish Affairs in the Department of State. His other overseas assignments have included Yugoslavia, Albania, and Korea.

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