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The Royal Society Of Edinburgh

22-26 George Street

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Crisis Communication: Lessons from Afghanistan

Hosted by the John Adams Society at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Join us to hear Fulbright alumnus Chief Inspector Andrew Brown discuss his work designing conflict de-escalation skills for military operations in Afghanistan. His talk will explain the Insider Threat: insurgent infiltration and GREEN-on-BLUE attacks when a member of the Afghan National Security Forces directly and deliberately targets a member of International Security Assistance Forces. With over 90 insider attacks in a five year period, experience demonstrated that many of these incidents were caused by personal confrontations that involve cultural insensitivities. Brown will explain how the integral pre-deployment training he did with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Battalion provided the skills needed to diffuse confrontations and build trusting relationships that facilitated better outcomes for all involved.

Andrew B Brown

Chief Inspector Andrew B Brown is an internationally recognised negotiator with specialist knowledge and experience in dealing in with hostage/crisis incidents, particularly within a maritime environment, and in designing conflict de-escalation skills for military operations in Afghanistan.

A Fulbright alumnus, he has worked with law enforcement agencies including NYPD, USMS and the FBI where he advised and critiqued their response to a national maritime terrorist exercise. Published on Modern Piracy & Maritime Terrorism, specifically on the challenges for negotiators operating in such challenging environments, he remains an Advisor to the Editorial Boards of the Criminal Psychology & Criminal Investigations and the Forensic Research & Criminology International Journals.

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