Steve’s new book “Special Agent Man” was just published in July. To celebrate, Steve’s travel costs will be waived.
TWO speaking options (Life as an FBI Agent/Human Rights AND Best Practices in Safety and Emergency
Planning in Study Abroad) PLUS Consulting on Safety in Programs Abroad.
Life as an FBI Agent/Human Rights
What is it really like to be an FBI Agent? Steve Moore spent 25 years as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent. FBI work took him to more than 40 states, and to 20 foreign countries and U.S. territories. He has worked in the largest FBI offices and the smallest, working cases from remote Native American Reservations to car bombings of U.S. Embassies. Steve’s wide experience base allows him to provide insight on the FBI life - from hazardous undercover operations to his years as a SWAT “operator.” Whether he was flying FBI helicopters on classified operations, or investigating Al Qaeda cells in Pakistan, Steve’s experiences paint a picture of FBI operations few have seen before. As Steve likes to say, he didn’t have a single 25-year career; he had five, five-year careers. Upon his retirement, Steve has dedicated pro bono time to the cases of Americans imprisoned abroad, including Amanda Knox (Italy), Jacob Ostreicher (Bolivia) and Jason Puracal (Nicaragua). He is a frequent commentator on CNN and other major media news organizations. Steve’s humor, storytelling, anecdotes and humble style result in an educational and informative presentation for schools and organizations that are training students and staff about global intelligence, Homeland Security, law, government and anti-terrorism efforts. (Steve is based in California.)
Click here for Steve’s media reel. Click here for a recent interview about Steve’s new book: “Special Agent Man: My Life in the FBI as a Terrorist Hunter, Helicopter Pilot and Certified Sniper” published in 2012. Click here for Melibee Global’s interview with Steve Moore.
Best Practices in Safety and Emergency Planning in Study Abroad
Since the tragedies of 9/11 and the acts of violence at Virginia Tech University, academic programs abroad are even more keenly aware of the importance of having a sound and practiced emergency process. However, many study abroad programs still do not have a firm plan or chain of communication in place. It is critical that study abroad programs have a well thought out and clearly documented process in place; you do not want to be testing it out on the day you may need it. Emergency and safety planning must be a integral piece of your on-going staff training and your students’ orientation. Steve Moore’s presentation focuses on safety and emergency best practices for study abroad programs. As a retired FBI agent who also served as Deputy Director of Public Safety at Pepperdine University, Moore brings decades of international experience to educators. You will walk away from his presentation with a move to action that will result in better communication between your program administration, faculty, students, parents and public safety officers.
“Everyone who attended loved Steve’s presentation. I heard several comments from students, as they were leaving the lecture, about wanting to go into his field. There was a line of students afterwards that were anxious to ask him questions. And he spoke at length with students during the book signing about their major and how to become an FBI agent. My impression of Steve was that he was a very down to earth guy and very likeable. He’s approachable and that’s what really means the most especially to students — the fact that he would take the time to show an interest and answer all their questions meant a lot. Steve has a great personality. Some speakers that come in speak above the students’ heads, but not Steve.”
Angie Threatte, Coordinator of International Programming & Events, Georgia Southern University’s International Studies Program
“UNC Asheville was fortunate to have Steve Moore speak on our campus for International Education Week. Our audience was a mixture of UNC Asheville students, AB Tech Community College students studying Criminal Justice, local law enforcement and members of the greater Asheville community. Steve’s wide range of experiences and engaging stories captured the attention of the entire diverse audience. We were lucky to have him on our campus!”
Bonnie Parker, Director of Study Abroad/Study Away, UNC Asheville, North Carolina
“Steve Moore’s presentation was valuable to students on several levels. Steve was tremendously interesting with his personal stories about his work as an FBI agent and as an advocate for Amanda Knox, a name recognized by most college students. His presentation also incorporated career advice whether for those seeking to join the ranks of FBI agents as well as any other careers with an international focus. What I found to be most valuable was his guidance for students studying abroad (ex. staying in touch with the study abroad program organization, registering with the embassy, etc.).”
Melissa Gayan, Instructor, Department of History, Georgia Southern University