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Navigating International Hostage Situations

February 5, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A lunch conversation on hostage situations featuring Governor Bill Richardson, Special Agent Kieran Ramsey, and Ambassador Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani.

Unfriendly relationships between the United States and other countries or organizations put U.S. citizens and companies at risk of being targeted for kidnapping and violence. Negotiating the release of prisoners and hostages in these situations is a dangerous and poorly understood process—particularly where no formal communication channels exist between the U.S. government and these forces. Join us as we explore the best ways to navigate the complex and opaque reality of hostage negotiations.

Please note: this event is under the Chatham House Rule.


February 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm