Terry Waite CBE
Hostage Negotiator, Humanitarian and Author
Terry Waite has led a remarkable life as a diplomat and a humanitarian. A world-renowned agent of peace and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit, his life is devoted to humanitarian causes, inter-cultural relations and conflict resolution.
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Waite garnered international recognition in the 1980s when, serving as a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, he successfully negotiated the release of hostages in Iran and LibyaIn 1987, while negotiating the release of hostages in Beirut, Waite was himself taken hostage. In captivity for 1,763 days (four years of which were in solitary confinement), he was chained to a wall, often left in darkness, beaten and subjected to mock executions.
WHAT he OFFERS YOU
In his lectures, Waite gives audiences a perspective of world affairs founded on open communication, cooperation and a deep understanding of diverse cultures. There has been a particular interest in the lectures he has delivered relating his experiences as a negotiator and hostage to the pressures faced by executives and managers.
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Peace Project Conference
Terry Waite is an experienced and highly professional speaker. He had everyone’s full attention from the start. We thought he was excellent, as well as being easy to work with.
University Scholar Event
Terry Waite was overwhelmingly received, we were all enthralled. He has an excellent depth to his content, with moving narrative. He is also personable and connected.
Terry was calm, informative, engaging, friendly, charming, knowledgeable and captivating. He educated us, he was motivating and entertaining. We learnt so much.