Evan Hill is a researcher and writer focused on U.S. foreign policy, human rights and the Middle East. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Economist, Foreign Policy, Slate, the Nation and elsewhere, with a recent focus on the development of progressive foreign policy ideas.
From 2014 to 2017, he was a Beirut-based Middle East researcher with Human Rights Watch, where he investigated government and security force conduct in the region and advocated for policy change. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, he was a staff writer on the Al Jazeera America features desk and covered the Middle East for Al Jazeera English.
His reporting from Egypt and Libya during the Arab Spring in 2011 helped win an Online News Association award for breaking news. In 2013, he was the first journalist to uncover official evidence of the Egyptian military's involvement in killings and disappearances during the revolution. In 2018, he served as a Harold W. Rosenthal International Relations Fellow in the Washington, D.C., office of a U.S. senator, advising the office on foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East.
He speaks Arabic, is learning Persian, and is currently pursuing a master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (2019), with a focus on international security policy and conflict resolution. He graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2007.
You can follow Evan on Twitter @evanchill and email him at ehilloffice (at) gmail (dot) com.