Friday, April 17, 2015

Former FBI Lead Negotiator Chris Voss named Senior Fellow at George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

LOS ANGELESApril 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) announced yesterday that Former FBI International Lead Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss has been named a Senior Fellow as part of their Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force. Chris worked for the FBI for 24 years, and now runs The Black Swan Group, a strategic business advisory firm that solves business negotiation problems with hostage negotiation strategies. 
The Senior Fellows were selected earlier this month following an open, competitive process and will serve in the position for a two-year term starting on April 1, 2015. As a distinguished group of policy experts and practitioners in the areas of cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland security, drawn from the private sector, government, academia, and the non-profit sector, Chris Voss is honored to join CCHS's non-resident senior fellows.
"I am honored to become a Senior Fellow with the CCHS as they remain on the cutting-edge of counter terrorism thinking and leadership."
Chris brings extensive knowledge from the real world of hostage negotiation and applies them, successfully, to the business and academic worlds. Voss is a Harvard graduate, USC Marshall School of Business Adjunct Professor, Georgetown UniversityMcDonough School of Business Professor, Speaker, and Author.
As a recognized international negotiations expert, Chris is frequently interviewed by major media on headline news such as the recent Germanwings crash, Ferguson riots, Boston Bombings, Somali Pirates and hostage negotiations in IraqAfghanistanNigeriaPanamaColombiaGaza, and Haiti.
Former FBI Lead Negotiator Chris Voss specializes hostage and business negotiations. Based in Los Angeles, Voss now runs The Black Swan Group, is working on a book (working title, "Killer Deals", April 2016), and teaches business leaders how to get better negotiation results with rave reviews and results. Chris' extensive media resume commenting on hostage negotiation stories includes repeat appearances on CNN, Fox News, Larry King Live, Discovery Channel, ABC News, Washington Business Tonight, Anderson Cooper, and Crime Time