2013 - 2014
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Thomas Hill is a Professional Staff Member with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where he covers Department of State operations, Middle East, the United Nations, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Prior to joining the Committee, Tom served as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S. Department of State for almost nine years. During that time, Tom held positions as the Strategic Planning Coordinator for the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative; as the Governance Advisor to the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Sadr City, Iraq; and served as the acting-Deputy Director for the State Department’s Iran Democracy Program. Before joining the Department of State, Tom worked as a research assistant at Democratic Dialogue in Belfast, North Ireland and served as a claims writer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Amman, Jordan. Tom has completed coursework towards a Ph.D. in Political Science at The George Washington University, researching the factors that determine the speed of regime collapse and democratic development in the “Arab Spring” states. He holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University.