A book about my captivity is still on its way, but in the meantime I’ll be available for talks — on Somalia, on pirate history, on migration to Europe, or on the history of surfing — so please drop a line here if you’re interested.

Some recent events include:

UC San Diego
“Pirates and Islam,” a guest lecture for Dr. Mark Hanna, May 2018

Oklahoma University
Journalism Under Siege, a talk with Diane Foley and Mike Boettcher, November 2017

Ft. Worth, Texas
“From Journalism to Life in Captivity in Somalia,” Bob Schieffer College, Texas Christian University, March and October, 2017

Barcelona, Spain
NUMA Startup Acceleration, a corporate retreat in Barcelona, July 2017

Boston, Massachusetts
Humor, Survival, and Somali Pirates, November 2016 TEDxBeaconStreet, 2016

Aboard the Frankfurt am Main, a German navy vessel
“What Happened in Somalia,” a talk to officers & enlisted sailors, off the coast of Libya, May 2016.

Washington, DC
“Pirates, Islam, and U.S. Hostage Policy,” The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, June 2015