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Major Elliot Garrett

Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News

Major Garrett was named CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent in December 2018. As chief Washington correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Garrett is also the host of “The Takeout,” a weekly multi-platform interview show on... Read More

Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League

Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and its sixth National Director. As chief executive of ADL, Jonathan leads all aspects of the world’s leading anti-hate organization.  He is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep... Read More

Gary Locke

Interim President, Bellevue College

As Governor of Washington State from 1997 to 2005 (the first Chinese American to be elected governor in United States history and the first Asian American governor on the mainland), U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and... Read More

Alejandro N. Mayorkas

Alejandro N. Mayorkas was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by President Biden on February 2, 2021. A political refugee born in Havana, Cuba, Mayorkas is the first Latino and immigrant confirmed to serve as Secretary... Read More

Alice Wairimu Nderitu

Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations

Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya is Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Nderitu is a recognized voice in the field of peacebuilding and atrocity crimes prevention. As mediator of armed conflicts, she served as a... Read More

Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge

Chairman, Ridge Global

Tom Ridge is Chairman of Ridge Global. He provides clients with solutions to cyber security, international security and risk management issues. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security... Read More

David Tessler

Director of the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy, Meta

David Tessler joined Meta in 2019 and is now the Director of the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy team. David’s team, along with hundreds of other experts at the company, work to stop terrorist, hate, and criminal groups that... Read More

Fareed Zakaria

Host, CNN; Columnist, Washington Post

Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and is a columnist for The Washington Post. Zakaria is also a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a best-selling author, whose books include The Future of Freedom, The Post-American... Read More

2021 Eradicate Hate Global Summit Logo

The Summit was more than empty words – it made clear that a solution-driven approach is the only way to fight hate. That’s why the working group activities, which are results driven are going to be critical in defeating violent extremism. The Summit brought together the best minds in government, private sector, academia, and civil society. Being surrounded by these experts sparked new ideas – some of which I’ve already implemented or have written about.

Jason Blazakis
Jason Blazakis Professor of Practice and Director of Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS)