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Hostage US 2022 Annual Reception (In-person & Virtual)
|Please join us for the Hostage US 2022 Annual Reception.
We are excited to offer two compelling programs — a virtual program presented online and an in-person evening reception in Washington, DC — both on the evening of April 28, 2022. View the program here.
The reception and virtual program will be an opportunity to discuss the issues around hostage-taking and wrongful detention and how we can come together as a community to provide care and support for captives and their families. Hear from Liz Frank, Executive Director of Hostage US, alongside:
The evening will bring together leaders from the private and public sectors, including security, HR, legal professionals, former and current government officials, and former captives and their families. The in-person event will feature a short speaking program along with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and good conversation.
Register here for the in-person reception in Washington, DC.
Register here for the virtual program presented online.
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
Col. 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
Jessica Buchanan, Speaker, author, founder of Project You Collective, and former hostage held in Somalia
Michèle Flournoy, Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, Retired United States Army Lieutenant General, and former National Security Advisor
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
Ambassador Dana Shell Smith