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BiographySteven Hill is a writer, lecturer and political professional based in the United States with two decades of experience in politics. Mr. Hill is a frequent speaker at academic, government, NGO and business events, speaking on a wide range of topics related to politics, economics, climate change, global complexity, and future trends. He is the author of five books, the most recent being 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union, 2012 Election Edition (www.10Steps.net). His previous books include the internationally-praised Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age (www.EuropesPromise.org) (selected one of the “Top Fifteen Books of 2010” by The Globalist) and Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics (www.FixingElections.com), which has been called “the most important book on American democracy that has been published in many years.”
Mr. Hill is a prolific writer and commentator who has been widely published and quoted in media around the world. His articles and opeds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Washington Monthly, Salon, Slate, Politico, HuffingtonPost, American Prospect, Die Zeit, International Politik (Germany), Project Syndicate, Prospect (UK), ESharp (Brussels), Le Monde Diplomatique, Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey), Prague Post, Courrier Japon, Taiwan News, Korea Herald, Toronto Star, Montreal Review, India Times, Burma Digest, Egypt Daily News, Roll Call, The Hill, Sierra, Ms., San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, and many other leading publications . He writes a monthly column for Social Europe Journal.
Steven Hill has been interviewed by many leading media outlets, including C-SPAN, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Fox News, National Public Radio, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), Netwerk (Netherlands), Dubai-TV, Democracy Now/Pacifica, Sirius, FireDogLake.com, Politico and leading daily newspapers Le Monde (France), La Croix (France), Vima (Greece), Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), Lidové Noviny (Czech Republic), Der Standard (Austria), Today’s Zaman (Turkey), Capitol Weekly (Sacramento) and others.
Mr. Hill has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, including to business, government, policy institutes, universities and NGOs, including the European Commission, UK House of Commons, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Greek government, U.S. Embassy, Brno, Czech Republic, European Ideas Network, European People’s Party, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, Ritter Institut (Vienna, Austria), Foundazione FareFuturo (Rome), Institute for Regional Dialogue and Strategy (IPEDIS, in Athens), Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Heidelberg University, Germany), Goethe-Institut (Prague), German-American Institute (DAI-Heidelberg), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, German Marshall Fund, World Affairs Council, Commonwealth Club, Cambridge Forum, Town Hall (Seattle), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Economic Opportunity Institute (Seattle), Demos, Brookings Institution, New America Foundation, Bioneers Conference, Bay Area Council (business group), German American Chambers of Commerce, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley Joint Venture and others. In 2010 he delivered the Jacquemin Seminar lecture at the European Commission.
Steven Hill is cofounder of FairVote and former director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation. He is a graduate of Yale University and Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, and lives in San Francisco, California.
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