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Hostage US 2021 Virtual Annual Reception

April 12, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us on April 12 at 4:30 PM ET for our Virtual Annual Reception to celebrate our 5th anniversary!

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The program includes an interview with:

Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour

David Rohde, Executive Editor for News of NewYorker.com, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, and former hostage held in Afghanistan for seven months

With remarks from:

  • Liz Frank, Executive Director, Hostage US
  • Rachel Briggs, Founding Executive Director, Hostage US
  • Robert Wagner, American actor of stage, screen, and television
  • Ambassador Roger Carstens, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs
  • Dave Komendat, Board President, Hostage US, and Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company
  • Tim Keating, Executive Vice President, Government Operations, The Boeing Company
  • Dana Shell Smith, Board Member, Hostage US, and Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Elizabeth Whelan, Artist, and sister of Paul Whelan, wrongfully detained in Russia since December 2018
  • Amy Manson, Founding Board Member, and Family Support Volunteer

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship guarantees that hostages and their families get the care they need through access to support, information, and pro bono professional services. You ensure that no hostage or family suffers this ordeal alone in silence.

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Honorary Committee

Jessica Buchanan, Former hostage, held in Somalia, Educator, Inspirational Speaker, NYT Bestselling Author

Christopher P. Costa (Ret.), Executive Director of the International Spy Museum and former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, National Security Council, White House, 2017-18

Michèle Flournoy, Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Jim O’Brien, Vice-Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and former Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs

Nicholas Rasmussen, Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, National Security Council, White House

Jason Rezaian, Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post and former hostage held in Iran

Dana Shell Smith, Ambassador (Ret.)

Representative Elissa Slotkin, Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District 2019-present

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm