Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hostage US DC Seminar

May 30

$240 – $600

Best Practices in Family Support and Hostage Reintegration

Hostage US will hold a seminar in Washington, D.C., focusing on how organizations can effectively support families of employees taken hostage and help employees reintegrate back into the workplace after captivity. It will include a variety speakers with expertise in the challenges facing employers when an employee is taken hostage. It will answer key questions facing those responsible for kidnap response within organizations from security, legal, HR and communications disciplines.

We have a great line up of speakers, including:

  • Michael Scott Moore, former hostage and Hostage US board member
  • Amy Manson, on kidnap and ransom insurance coverage
  • Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to President Trump and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the NSC and Mary McCord, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the DoJ – reflect on the challenges for government in handling hostage crises
  • Mike Mason, Verizon CSO on how corporations need to prepare for the human aspects of hostage situations
  • US government representatives, including Kieran Ramsey, Director, Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell and Hugh Dugan, Principal Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs on latest updates on government policy and partnership on overseas kidnappings
Agenda

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – K&L Gates, 1601 K St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006

See the full agenda below or download the agenda here.

Please note: this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule and this event is not open to members of the media.

08.15-08.30 Coffee and registration
08.30-08.35 Welcome from host Charlie Eisen, K&L Gates
08.35-08.45 Introduction to the day and Hostage US Rachel Briggs, Hostage US
08.45-09.30 Kidnapping trends and latest developments Frank Grimm, Constellis
09.30-10.15 Reflections on family experiences of a kidnapping Audrey and Percy Pika, sons of an illegal detainee in the Republic of Congo
10.15-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 Working with the US Government Hugh Dugan, Principal Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs

Kieran Ramsey, Director, Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell

Diane Ryan, Family Engagement Coordinator, Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell

11.30-11.50 What happens when families can’t access their loved one’s assets? Legal case study Charlie Eisen, K&L Gates
11.50-12.30 How to access the full range of support services for families through insurance Amy Manson, Hostage US Board of Directors
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.45 Hostage taking incidents: Focusing on the family Michael A. Mason, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Verizon
13.45-14.30 Reflections on the hostage challenge Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to President Trump and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the NSC

Mary McCord, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the DoJ

14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.15 Organizational best practices for reintegration and return to work Rachel Briggs, Hostage US
15.15-16.15 Reflections on the challenges of reintegration Michael Scott Moore, held in Somalia for 977 days
16.15-16.30 Conclusions, close and depart

 

 

Details

Date:
May 30
Cost:
$240 – $600

Venue

K&L Gates LLP
1601 K St NW # 1
Washington, DC 20006 United States

Tickets

Tickets are not available as this event has passed.

Our partners’ events

International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA) events ingossa.org/page/events

ASIS International 2017 Annual Seminar and Exhibits