Kidnapping Teleconference by Joel Beyer Thursday Dec 13, 2007 10:00 a.m. PST

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Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:00 a.m. PST/PDT "Kidnapping" by Joel Beyer. Join Henley-Putnam faculty member Joel Beyer and explore one of the fastest-growing problems facing Americans abroad -- the threat of kidnapping. More and more foreign criminals see Americans, from tourists to high-level executives, as potentially lucrative targets. Kidnapping expert and former CIA officer Joel Beyer will delve into the shadowy world of international kidnapping and what is being done to stop it.

Join Henley-Putnam faculty member Joel Beyer and explore one of the fastest-growing problems facing Americans abroad -- the threat of kidnapping. More and more foreign criminals see Americans, from tourists to high-level executives, as potentially lucrative targets. Kidnapping expert and former CIA officer Joel Beyer will delve into the shadowy world of international kidnapping and what is being done to stop it.

We will discuss the state of kidnapping, particularly of Americans abroad. We will learn about the kinds of people who are behind these crimes, what drives them and what America and the international community is doing about it. We will also discuss what you can do when you travel abroad to reduce your chances of being the subject of a ransom note.

Call now to reserve your space 408-453-9900 ext. 9949.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Joel Beyer is a retired CIA officer with 35 years of experience as a Chief of Station in several Latin American countries. After retiring Mr. Beyer was employed, inter alia, as Security Manager for Occidental Petroleum in Pakistan; Security Director for Shell Group, Colombia; and de facto Security Manager for ECOPETROL, the national oil company of Colombia. Mr. Beyer also served as a senior consultant for Control Risks, a British security consulting firm, in Colombia and in the Philippines as General Manager. He was subsequently employed by Business Risks International/Pinkerton as a senior consultant in the management of kidnap and extortion cases worldwide. Mr. Beyer is a faculty member at Henley-Putnam University, teaching courses in security management.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Henley-Putnam, an accredited member, Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), is a premier university for higher education in the advancing fields of intelligence, counterterrorism and protection. Henley-Putnam University offers law enforcement, military, the intelligence community and private industry professionals, opportunities for career advancement through online education in the strategic security industry.

http://www.henley-putnam.edu

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