Terry Waite CBE
Hostage Negotiator, Humanitarian and Author
Terry Waite's journey as a diplomat and humanitarian has been nothing short of extraordinary. He has earned global recognition as an eminent ambassador of peace, serving as a shining example of the indomitable strength and determination of the human spirit. Terry has committed himself to advancing humanitarian causes, fostering intercultural understanding, and actively pursuing solutions for conflicts worldwide.
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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 Libya in 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.
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Terry's awe-inspiring mindset and unwavering mental resilience have a profound impact on audiences, leaving them deeply motivated and empowered to bring about positive change within society.
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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.