Waite gained international fame in the 1980s for successfully negotiating the release of hostages held in Iran and Libya. In 1987, while negotiating for the release of Western hostages in Lebanon, he was taken captive and remained in captivity for 1,763 days, the first four years of which were spent in solitary confinement.
Following his release in September 1991, Waite wrote the international bestseller "Taken on Trust," which recounted his experiences as a hostage. Today Waite devotes his time to writing, lecturing and humanitarian activities.
Waite's appearance is part of the university's convocations lecture series.
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