Former Chief of Staff, U.S. House of Representatives; Former Senior Vice President and Campaign Manager, U.S. Public Affairs, Hill & Knowlton; Former Majority Caucus Staff Director, Iowa State Senate; Former Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives; Former Foreign Affairs and Trade Advisor, U.S. Senate

Christopher C. Hull

Professional Experience

Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow at Americans for Intelligence Reform, is also the President of Issue Management Inc., a boutique public affairs firm whose work centers on grassroots and national security.

Dr. Hull has more than 25 years of experience in politics, public policy, and government relations. He is the immediate past Executive Vice President of a three-decade-old national security think tank based in Washington, D.C.

Before that, Dr. Hull served as Chief of Staff for a nationally prominent Member of Congress. He has also served as Press Secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives, Assistant to the Director of Communications of a national party committee, a foreign affairs and trade legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, and a researcher in a major think tank. He began his career as an intern in the White House and then as a full-time volunteer in the Issues Group of a presidential campaign.

Dr. Hull has an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University in Comparative Government, and a doctorate with distinction from Georgetown University in American Government.  He is the author of Grassroots Rules, published by Stanford University Press, as well as over 100 academic journal articles, conference papers, op-eds, and other publications.