Skip to main content


Negotiating with the Dangerous

Monday, October 5, 2015
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fordham Law School, Skadden Conference Center
150 West 62nd Street, New York City

Throughout history, terrorists and criminals worldwide have ransomed hostages or threatened violence and destruction — or both — to garner media attention, instill fear, and gain money and supplies. This symposium will delve into the differing perspectives on when and how to negotiate in such dangerous situations.

Keynote Speaker
Andrea Schneider, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School

Moderator: Karen Greenberg, Director, Center on National Security, Fordham Law
• Lt. Jack Cambria, NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team
• Michael Fowler, Professor, Political Science, University of Louisville
• Anthony Wanis-St. John, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

8:30 a.m., Registration/Check in
9 a.m., Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:15 a.m., Keynote Address with Q&A
10:15 a.m., Break
10:30 a.m., Panel Discussion: “Negotiating in Dangerous Situations—Differing Perspectives on When and How to Negotiate"
11:30 a.m., Panel Q&A

Online registration is now closed. Please register at the door.