Political Ramifications of Kidnap Negotiations in Latin America and Around the World

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RB 120

Gary W. Noesner, M.Ed.

Retired as Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group, and as the FBI’s Chief Negotiator. Throughout his 30year career he was heavily involved in numerous hostage, barricade, and suicide incidents: covering prison riots, rightwing militia standoffs, religious zealot sieges, terrorist embassy takeovers, airplane hijackings, and over 120 oversea kidnapping cases involving American citizens. He also taught at the FBI’s National Academy. More recently, as Senior Vice President with Control Risks, an international risk consultancy, he spent five and a half years working a kidnap case involving three American Defense contractors taken hostage by the FARC in Colombia. He is the author of Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.

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