10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST

Past Event

POSTPONED: The threat of hostage-taking: A conversation with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Online only

This event has been postponed.

Hostage-taking and wrongful detention threatens the integrity of the international political system. As geopolitical tensions increase around the globe with the ongoing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, studies suggest that the frequency and duration of hostage-taking have intensified. What measures can the United States and other countries take to deter hostage taking by foreign governments and actors? What is the most effective approach to ensuring the safe release of wrongfully detained citizens abroad?

On January 17, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host a virtual event to discuss these issues with Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens.

Viewers can submit questions via email to [email protected] or on Twitter/X @BrookingsFP using #Hostages.