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Judge Judge John (Ret.)

Judge John E. Jones III became the President of Dickinson College in the summer of 2021.  From 2002 to 2021, Jones served as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, having been appointed to the... Read More

Richard Aborn

Richard Aborn

Richard M. Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, a non-partisan non-profit organization with multidisciplinary expertise that works to improve public safety through innovation. At the Crime Commission, Aborn advances strategies to improve the... Read More

Susan Abrams

Susan Abrams is Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the third largest Holocaust museum in the world. Under Susan’s stewardship as CEO, the Museum has become a global leader in connecting the history and lessons... Read More

Trish Adlesic

Trish Adlesic

Director and Producer

A Pittsburgh native, Trish Adlesic is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning documentary producer/director.  She teamed with director Josh Fox and HBO to produce Gasland and Gasland Part II.  Adlesic also directed and produced I Am Evidence, along with Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order:... Read More

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Secretary, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Executive Director and Trustee, Philip Chosky Foundation

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman is the business manager of the law firm of Ainsman Levine, LLC, and the Executive Director and Trustee of the Philip Chosky Foundation. As a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, she has dedicated much of her adult... Read More

Salam Al-Marayati

President and Co-Founder, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Salam Al-Marayati is nationally recognized for his commitment to improving the public understanding of Islam and policies impacting American Muslims. Al-Marayati is president and co-founder MPAC, a Los Angeles-based Islamic advocacy group that works to promote and strengthen American... Read More

Amarnath Amarasingam

Amarnath Amarasingam

Assistant Professor, Queen’s University

Amarnath Amarasingam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Religion, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He is also a Senior Fellow with the International Centre for the Study... Read More

Marc-André Argentino

Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), PhD Candidate, Concordia University Marc-André Argentino is a PhD candidate at Concordia University, Montreal, in the Individualized program where he is supervised by professors in the departments of Theological... Read More

Catherine Augustine

Dr. Catherine Augustine

Dr. Catherine Augustine is a senior policy researcher and the Director of the RAND Pittsburgh Office. Her research focuses on improving academic, social and emotional outcomes for students in urban school districts, specializing in out-of-school time. She both evaluates... Read More

D. Victoria Baranetsky

Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Previously, Baranetsky was the First Look Legal Fellow for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and legal counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation. Baranetsky also served... Read More

Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism.  Beirich is also an Advisory Board Member of the Network for Hate Studies based out of the University of... Read More

Maya Berry

Executive Director, Arab American Institute Maya Berry is executive director of the Arab American Institute (AAI). In 1996, she established AAI’s first government relations department, which she led for five years before becoming a legislative director for U.S. House of Representatives Minority... Read More

Dr. Tore Bjørgo

Dr. Tore Bjørgo is director of C-REX, a professor at the University of Oslo, and an adjunct professor at the Norwegian Police University College. C-REX is the world’s largest research center focusing specifically on the extreme right. C-REX has... Read More

Jason Blazakis

Jason Blazakis

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

Jason Blazakis is a professor at MIIS, where he focuses on threat financing, sanctions, violent extremism, and special operations related research. He is also the Director of MIIS’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, where he directs research on... Read More

Reverend Cassandra Bledsoe

Cassandra A. Bledsoe has been the Community Liaison to the Cleveland Chief of Police since 2014. In this role she has developed and implemented best practices that create a strong, sustainable culture of respect, building trust and pro-active problem... Read More

Robert Bone

Director of Cyber Intelligence, Chainalysis Robert Bone joined Chainalysis in May, 2021 as the Director of Cyber Intelligence after serving 25 years in U.S. Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies. In his work at Chainalysis, he oversees the intelligence team, which develops... Read More

Leslie Braksick

Dr. Leslie Braksick

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, My Next Season

Dr. Leslie Braksick spent the first 25 years of her career leading a consulting firm she co-founded in 1993, CLG, advising executives on matters of leadership, culture, and strategy execution. In 2014, Leslie began her next season by co-founding... Read More

Alina Bricman

Director of EU Affairs, B’nai B’rith International

Alina Bricman is the Director of EU Affairs of the Jewish advocacy and service organization B’nai B’rith International. Since its founding in 1843, B’nai B’rith has been dedicated to tackling antisemitism, promoting intergroup understanding and improving quality of life... Read More

Thomas Brzozowsk

Thomas E. Brzozowski currently serves as the Counsel for Domestic Terrorism in the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the College of William & Mary in 1996,... Read More

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Afghanistan Veteran; ; Former White Supremacist; ; Founder, TRP(Trauma Recovery Program); interventionist and speaker, Parents For Peace

Former extremist and interventionist at Parents for Peace, is an Afghanistan war veteran. When he returned from Afghanistan, he joined the Georgia White Knights as an Imperial Nighthawk, because their anti-Muslim and racist values were consistent with his worldview... Read More

Myrieme Churchill

Myrieme Churchill

Executive Director, Parents for Peace

Myrieme Churchill is the Executive Director of Parents for Peace (P4P). Myrieme has overseen the creation, development, and implementation of the helpline for individuals worried about a loved one falling into extremism. She has led numerous interventions with families... Read More

Jennifer Ciardelli

Jennifer Ciardelli

Director of the Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership, United States Holocaust Museum

Jennifer Ciardelli directs the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership (IHPL) which creates educational resources and programs for professionals charged with protecting life and liberty. Through the work of IHPL, law enforcement, the... Read More

Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke

Policy & Research Director, The Soufan Group

Colin Clarke is the Policy & Research Director at the Soufan Group. Prior to this role, he was an assistant teaching professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, Clarke spent nearly a decade... Read More

Gordon Clubb

Dr. Gordon Clubb

Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds

Dr. Gordon Clubb is Associate Professor in Terrorism at the University of Leeds in the UK. His current research uses experimental survey methods to examine how to build community support for terrorist reintegration and for terrorism prevention programmes. He... Read More

Jared Cohon

Jared L. Cohon

University Professor and President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Jared L. Cohon is the President Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University and a University Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy. During his presidency, Carnegie Mellon made progress in education and research,... Read More

Richard Collins

Richard Collins

Activist

Richard W. Collins Jr. is a Senior Specialist in the field of Emergency Management with primary expertise in policy development and review providing oversight of emergency preparedness and response guidance governing state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions in communities... Read More

Dawn Collins

Dawn Collins

Activist

Since 2017, when her son, 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, was violently murdered in an unprovoked attack on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, by a follower of an Alt Reich Facebook group, Collins has been... Read More

Dr. Maura Conway

Dr. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at DCU in Dublin, Ireland and Coordinator of VOX-Pol, an EU-funded project on violent online political extremism. Conway’s principal research interests are in the... Read More

Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Former Governor and Attorney General of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Tom Corbett served as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor, from January 18, 2011 through January 20, 2015. Prior to serving as Governor, he had a long and distinguished career of public service as an Assistant United... Read More

David Danks

Professor of Data Science & Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

David Danks is Professor of Data Science & Philosophy and affiliate faculty in Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego. His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive science, and machine learning, using ideas,... Read More

Ilana Diamond

Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund

As Managing Partner of 412 Venture Fund, Ilana leads fund activities, including sourcing, evaluating and investing in the Pittsburgh region’s most promising startups. Ilana is co-director of the Global Anti-Hate Technology Venture Fair, which is being held in conjunction... Read More

Eric Dreiband

Partner, Jones Day; Former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Eric Dreiband is a partner at Jones Day, where he represents clients in investigations, litigation, and counseling in civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower, wage and hour, and other matters. Dreiband served as the 18th Assistant Attorney General for the... Read More

Michael Duffin

Michael Duffin

Michael Duffin is a senior advisor on countering violent extremism for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism. He joined the State Department in 2013 as a Presidential Management Fellow and has traveled to more than 25 countries... Read More

Taylor Dumpson

Taylor Dumpson

Attorney and Hate Crimes Survivor

Taylor A. Dumpson is a nationally recognized anti-hate advocate and attorney with a background in education law, criminal justice, hate crimes, and civil litigation. Dumpson was deemed a “Uniter” by President Biden during the White House’s United We Stand... Read More

Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg

Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg is on faculty in the History Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where she specializes in modern Middle East history. Eisenberg’s primary area of research, publication and teaching is the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process.  She is... Read More

Laura Ellsworth

Laura Ellsworth

Co-Board Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day

Laura Ellsworth is a partner at Jones Day, which has more than 2500 lawyers in 43 offices on 5 continents. Having served as the Partner-in-Charge of the Pittsburgh Office for over a decade, she then became Jones Day’s first... Read More

Yaya Fanusie

Chief Strategist, Cryptocurrency AML Strategies; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Yaya J. Fanusie is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and an Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). His research focuses on the national security implications of cryptocurrencies... Read More

Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein is a master’s level therapist who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health, or working within the medical community to provide brief interventions within the context of medical visits since 2009. She primarily worked... Read More

Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff Finkelstein has served as President/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh since 2004. He is President of JPRO, a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Wexner Heritage Program, a past Chair of the Large City Executives Group... Read More

Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman

Co-Founder, Cinder

Brian Fishman is a co-founder of Cinder, an integrated platform for Trust and Safety. He previously led policy work regarding terrorism and hate organizations at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Fishman served as the director of research at the Combating Terrorism Center at West... Read More

Leon Ford

Leon Ford

Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Bronze Investments

Leon Ford is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Bronze Investments; an Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow; an internationally-known speaker, author, activist, and mental health ambassador; and a tireless advocate for social change. He was 19 years old when he was rendered... Read More

Shirlethia Franklin

Litigator, Jones Day; Former Senior Official, U.S. Department of Justice

Shirlethia Franklin is an experienced litigator and former senior U.S. Department of Justice official. She litigates complex civil cases and handles disputes involving the federal government. Prior to joining Jones Day, Franklin was a senior litigation associate in the Atlanta... Read More

Daveed_Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Founder & CEO, Valens Global

Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a scholar, author, practitioner, and entrepreneur who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Valens Global, a private company tackling complex twenty-first century challenges that has twice been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s E360 list... Read More

Tanya Gersh

Tanya Gersh

Anti-Semitism Advocate

How has a mom from Montana become a leader in fighting antisemitism? The founder of a major neo-Nazi website orchestrated a horrific harassment campaign launching a troll storm relentlessly terrorizing Tanya Gersh and her family with anti-Semitic threats, messages and... Read More

Navdeep Gill

Navdeep Gill is one of the community members at the Sikh Temple of WI who played a crucial part in the response and aftermath of the mass shooting on August 5, 2012. He collaborated with law enforcement to identify,... Read More

Arusha Gordon

Arusha Gordon

Arusha Gordon leads the James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The Byrd Center’s mission is to combat hate crimes and hate incidents, support communities and individuals targeted for hate,... Read More

Ken Gormley

President and Professor of Law, Duquesne University

Ken Gormley is President and Professor of Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.  He previously served as Dean of Duquesne University School of Law.  He joined the faculty in 1994, after teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of... Read More

Courtney Gregoire

General Manager and Chief Digital Safety Officer,, Microsoft

Courtney Gregoire serves as General Manager & Chief Digital Safety Officer for Microsoft Corporation. In this role, Courtney is responsible for Microsoft’s company-wide digital safety strategy to reduce harm from illegal and harmful content online through technology, policy and... Read More

Hugh Handeyside

Senior Staff Attorney, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Hugh Handeyside is a senior staff attorney in the ACLU’s National Security Project, where he works on issues related to government watchlisting, racial and religious discrimination, due process, and border-related practices. He is a graduate of Stanford University, the... Read More

Babara Harding

Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor

Barbara Harding is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who represents clients in complex civil, criminal and bankruptcy litigation involving environmental, product liability, and mass tort issues. She counsels clients in crisis preparedness and response and... Read More

Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the front line of global change,... Read More

Justin Herdman

Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney

Justin Herdman is a partner at Jones Day and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. As U.S. Attorney, Herdman ensured that the Department of Justice’s number one priority – preventing terrorism and advancing national security... Read More

Eitan Hersh

Eitan Hersh is associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His research focuses on US elections, voting rights, and civic participation. Hersh is the author of Politics is for Power (Scribner, 2020), Hacking the Electorate (Cambridge UP 2015),... Read More

Jared Holt

Jared Holt

Senior Research Manager, Hate & Extremism, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Jared Holt is Senior Research Manager at ISD, working on the topics of hate and extremism. Jared has spent his career as a researcher and journalist covering the overlap between online spaces and political extremism in the United States.... Read More

Seamus Hughes

Seamus Hughes is an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, and countering violent extremism (CVE). Hughes has authored numerous reports for the Program including ‘ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa’ and ‘The Travelers: American Jihadists in Syria and... Read More

Stephen B. Jacobs

FAIA, Concentration Camp Survivor

Over the past 50 years, Stephen B. Jacobs, FAIA has created a distinguished body of work in a wide variety of architectural disciplines, from adaptive re-use and historical preservation to high-rise residential and hotel development, to government-assisted affordable housing. He... Read More

Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

Dr. Michael Jensen is a Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, where he leads the center’s team on domestic radicalization and manages data collection... Read More

Gareth Joels

Supervisor, Hate and Extremism Team, Calgary Police Service

Sergeant Gareth Joels is a 23 year member of the Calgary Police Service and current supervisor of the Hate and Extremism Team. This team is made up of two sections. The first is a program called “ReDirect” which partners... Read More

Puni Kalra

Executive Coach & Consultant in Leadership Development; Community Organizer & Activist

Puni Kalra has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in cross-cultural trauma. For over two decades, she has been working with children, women, families and communities of color who have faced traumatic events. She founded the Sikh... Read More

Rita Katz

Rita Katz

Executive Director and Founder, SITE Intelligence Group

Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, a non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing online activity of the global extremist community.  Katz has tracked and analyzed global terrorist and jihadi networks... Read More

Jane Khodarkovsky

* Jane Khodarkovsky is a Trial Attorney and Human Trafficking Finance Specialist in the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Criminal Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  She investigates and prosecutes multi-jurisdictional and international money laundering and... Read More

Rachel Kleinfeld

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld advises governments, philanthropists, and activists on how democracies make major social change. As a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, she focuses on countries facing serious violence, polarization, democratic decline, and other problems... Read More

Louisa Klingvall

Louisa Klingvall

Louisa Klingvall has been a team leader in the Fundamental Rights Unit of the European Commission DG Justice since 2012. Her main focus of work comprises of dealing with fundamental rights aspects of the Commission’s digital policies files. In... Read More

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig, PhD, JD, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches classes on human... Read More

Brett Kubicek

Brett Kubicek

Brett Kubicek joined the Canadian public service in 2005 after completing his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, as... Read More

Hope LaFreniere

Hope LaFreniere is a second-year doctoral student studying security studies and terrorism in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received her Master of Science in Security Studies in 2019 from Angelo... Read More

Andrea Lampros

Andrea Lampros is the Associate Director at the Human Rights Center and the co-founder and resiliency manager of the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab. She helps to lead the center’s work at the intersection of journalism and human rights... Read More

Eunice Lau

Filmmaker

As a former journalist covering urgent stories in the southern hemisphere and as a filmmaker who seeks to capture a deeper truth through cinema, Eunice is drawn to stories that distill the complexity of the world into stories that... Read More

Rhys Leahy

Data Science Researcher, George Washington University

Rhys Leahy is a data science researcher at George Washington University where she studies online hate speech, misinformation, and information operations. She has co-authored papers on these topics in Nature, Scientific Reports, and IEEE, and her work has been... Read More

Richard Legault

Senior Advisor for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Richard L. Legault, Ph.D. (ST) is the Senior Advisor for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science at the Science & Technology Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His office is responsible for scientific advisement to DHS, technical direction... Read More

brian levin

Brian Levin

Professor & Director Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism; Commissioner, CA Commission on the State of Hate

Criminologist and attorney Brian Levin is a professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino where he specializes in analysis of hate crime, terrorism and... Read More

Timothy Lewis

Timothy Lewis

Treasurer, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Senior Counsel, Blank Rome

Timothy K. Lewis, a former federal appeals court judge, serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner. Before he entered private practice, Lewis served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania... Read More

Beth Littrell

Beth Littrell

Senior Supervisor Attorney, Special Litigation, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Beth Littrell is the Senior Supervisor Attorney for Special Litigation at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  A career-long civil rights attorney, she specializes in constitutional torts and impact litigation.  Littrell joined SPLC in 2018 after 17 years spent... Read More

Don H. Liu

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target

Don Liu is executive vice president and chief legal & risk officer for Target and a member of its executive leadership team. He oversees all legal, risk and compliance, corporate governance and governmental affairs matters for the company. Don... Read More

Andrew Luger

Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney

Andy Luger, a former U.S. Attorney in Minnesota who oversaw the largest terrorism prosecution in the country, has formidable experience in the government and private practice sectors. He developed a nationally recognized program to counter violent extremism and created... Read More

Lauren Manning

Lauren Manning

Author and Advocate, Life After Hate

Lauren Manning is a former far-right extremist who began leaving her life of hate behind in 2012, after becoming involved in her teenage years. Since her last tie to the movement was broken by 2015, she has been rebuilding... Read More

Jeanette Manning

Author and Advocate

An avid writer since 2015, Jeanette’s first book, a memoir co-written with daughter Lauren entitled Walking Away from Hate: Our Journey Through Extremism was published in April of this year. A chronicle of their parallel experiences during Lauren’s descent... Read More

Susan Margolin

Producer, Executive Producer, St. Marks Productions LLC

Susan Margolin has built a reputation as a pioneer of home entertainment and digital distribution and a dedicated supporter of the independent filmmaking community. Her company, New Video, launched in 1992 with partner Steve Savage, became a leading global... Read More

Michael Masters

Michael Masters

National Director, CEO, Secure Community Network

Michael Masters serves as the National Director and CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a role in which he is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, and growth of the official safety and security organization for the Jewish... Read More

Dr. Ashley Mattheis

Dr. Ashley A. Mattheis is currently a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds fellowships with the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. Her... Read More

Alexander Maugeri

Of Counsel, Jones Day; Former Senior Official, U.S. Department of Justice

Alexander Maugeri is a former senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official whose trial and appellate practice centers on financial markets litigation, DOJ investigations, and agency rulemakings. Among his victories is a ruling by New York’s highest court that... Read More

Mary McCord

Mary McCord is Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. At ICAP, McCord leads a team that brings constitutional impact litigation at all levels... Read More

Cynthia Miller-Idress

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Professor of Education and Sociology, American University

Cynthia Miller-Idriss holds a joint appointment as Professor in the School of Public Affairs and in the School of Education at American University, where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab (PERIL), which is developing empirically-tested,... Read More

Wasiullah Mohamed

Wasiullah Mohamed

Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Wasiullah (Wasi) Mohamed served as the Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) Food Pantry for two years, and was selected to be ICP’s Executive Director in 2015. In this position, Wasi worked to empower, educate, and unite... 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

Elizabeth Neumann

Elizabeth Neumann

Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot

Elizabeth Neumann is Chief Strategy Officer for Moonshot – a social impact organization, whose work is rooted in the fundamental belief that people can change. Ms. Neumann oversees Moonshot’s US programs, which support Federal, State, and local governments and community partners... Read More

Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen is a researcher at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and a second-year student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Through the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, he teaches and leads teams of Berkeley students in... Read More

MARK NORDENBERG

Mark Nordenberg

Co-Board Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh

In a University of Pittsburgh career spanning more than forty-five years, Mark Nordenberg has held a succession of key leadership positions, including Dean of the School of Law and Chancellor of the University. During his nearly two decades of... Read More

Patrice O’Neill

Patrice O’Neill

Executive Producer, Not In Our Town; Filmmaker, Founder, The Working Group

Patrice O’Neill is a filmmaker and founder of the Oakland-based non-profit strategic media company, The Working Group and leader of Not In Our Town, a movement of people across the country working to build safe, inclusive communities for all.... Read More

James Pasch

Senior Director of National Litigation, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

James Pasch was recently named ADL’s Senior Director of National Litigation, after serving the last four years as ADL’s Cleveland Regional Director (serving Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania). Building on the path-breaking litigation that ADL has helped... Read More

Arie Perliger

Dr. Arie Perliger

Dr. Arie Perliger is a Professor with University of Massachusetts Lowell. Between 2010-2016 he served as a faculty and the Director of Terrorism studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and between 2016-2023 as the director... Read More

Barbara Perry

Dr. Barbara Perry

Dr. Barbara Perry is the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She has written extensively in the area of hate crime and right-wing extremism. Her books include In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes; Hate... Read More

Nick Pickles

Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships, Twitter

Nick Pickles is the Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships at Twitter, leading the company’s thinking and strategic work on critical issues at the intersection of tech, public policy, and politics. Previously, he was Head... Read More

Courtney Radsch

Courtney Radsch

Senior U.S. Technology Advisor, ARTICLE 19; Visiting Scholar, Annenberg Center for Media at Risk

Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on technology, media and human rights whose perspective is shaped by her experience as a journalist, scholar, and press freedom advocate. Currently, she is a fellow at UCLA’s Technology, Law... Read More

Vidhya Ramalingam

Vidhya Ramalingam

Founder & CEO, Moonshot

Vidhya Ramalingam is Founder and CEO of Moonshot, an organization that uses technology to disrupt and counter online harms globally.  She directs overall strategy and oversees campaigns, software development and digital projects in over 25 countries.  Under her leadership,... Read More

Rajeev Ramchand

Rajeev Ramchand

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Rajeev Ramchand is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation where he co-directs the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute. He is a nationally recognized expert in research on suicide and suicide prevention and has published on... Read More

Nick Rasmussen

Nicholas Rasmussen

Counterterrorism Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security

Nicholas Rasmussen is DHS Counterterrorism Coordinator Taskforce Director. The DHS CT Coordinator reports to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is the Department’s most senior official charged with coordinating counterterrorism-related activities – including intelligence, planning,... Read More

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim’s Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Associate... Read More

Robert Rosenthal

Board Member, Executive Producer, Acting CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)

Robert Rosenthal has been a journalist for six decades.  He is currently on the boards or an advisor to nonprofits including The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Human Rights Center at Berkeley.  Now Rosenthal is on the board of the Center for... Read More

Michele Rosenthal

Michele Rosenthal

Board of Directors Member, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Principal, Michele Rosenthal Consulting

Michele Rosenthal is the principal in Michele Rosenthal Consulting, a consulting firm representing local public figures, including Brett Keisel. Prior to launching her firm, Rosenthal spent ten years as the Community Relations Manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers and, before... Read More

Ronald Schouten

Ronald Schouten

Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, St. Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC)

Ronald Schouten is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist with specific expertise in the fields of targeted violence and behavioral threat assessment and management. He has served on consensus panels drafting guidelines on workplace violence for the FBI and the... Read More

Scott Schubert

Scott Schubert

Shortly after retiring as the Chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in June 2022, Scott E. Schubert began serving as the Chief of the Law Enforcement Support Section (LESS) at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. In... Read More

Oren Segal

Oren Segal

As Vice President of the Center on Extremism, Oren Segal leads the organization’s efforts to combat extremism, terrorism, and all forms of hate both in the physical world and online. Recognized as a foremost authority on extremism, the Center... Read More

George Selim

George Selim

Senior Vice President for National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

As Senior Vice President for National Affairs, George Selim leads all external engagement at the federal, state, and local levels as well as community and civic engagement efforts nationally for ADL. The scope of his work also includes national... Read More

Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah is the founding President of TAAF. One of the foremost global leaders on social impact and innovation, Shah has started and led social impact efforts in academia, government, and the private and philanthropic sectors for over twenty-five... Read More

Rasha Gerges Shields

Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor

Rasha Gerges Shields is a partner at Jones Day and a former federal prosecutor. With nearly 20 years of trial and appellate experience, Rasha is an experienced lead trial counsel, has argued before the California Supreme Court, and has... Read More

Shirin Sinnar

Shirin Sinnar joined the Stanford Law faculty in 2012. Her scholarship focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in... Read More

Dr. Erroll Southers

Professor of the Practice in National & Homeland Security, University of Southern California

Dr. Erroll G. Southers is a former FBI Special Agent, Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security, Director of the Safe Communities Institute, and Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at the University of Southern California (USC)... Read More

Amy Spitalnick

Amy Spitalnick

Amy Spitalnick is the CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national convener of Jewish coalitions working across communities to build a just and inclusive American democracy. She previously served as Executive Director of Integrity First for... Read More

Dr. Megan Squire

Deputy Director for Data Analytics and OSINT, Southern Poverty Law Center

Dr. Megan Squire is Deputy Director for Data Analytics and OSINT at the Southern Poverty Law Center. As a computer scientist, she applies data science techniques to track and expose networks of hate and extremism online. She is the... Read More

Brette Steele

Brette Steele

Brette Steele serves as the Director of Prevention and National Security at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Steele served as the Regional Director of Strategic Engagement for the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Brian Sun

Brian Sun is a seasoned trial lawyer experienced in complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense and multijurisdictional investigation matters. His litigation practice covers a range of areas, including matters involving unfair competition, intellectual property, commercial bribery, public corruption,... Read More

Adam Szubin

Adam J. Szubin joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty as a Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence in May 2017. Previously, he served as the Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department. In this role, Szubin led the... Read More

Robin R. Taylor

Robin Taylor joined Lawyers Without Borders as Executive Director in September 2020.  Prior to this, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (federal prosecutor) for the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) for more than 20 years.  She worked internationally... Read More

sara thompson

Sara K. Thompson Ph.D

Professor of Criminology, Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Sara K. Thompson is a Professor of Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University and was Associate Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) from program inception to close (September 2012 – May 2023).... Read More

Dr. Cathrine Thorleifsson

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Oslo; Head, Norwegian Government´s Commission on Extremism

Dr. Cathrine Thorleifsson (1982) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Thorleifsson is the Head of the Norwegian Government´s Commission on Extremism, that will recommend strategies for improved P/CVE and CT policy and practice. She... Read More

Chief Judge John Tunheim

Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Judge Tunheim has served with the U.S. District Court since 1995. He was appointed Minnesota’s solicitor general in 1985 and its chief deputy attorney general in 1986.  From 1994-98, Tunheim chaired the Assassination Records Review Board, the independent agency... Read More

Alexandria Walden

Global Head of Human Rights, Google

Alexandria is the global policy lead for human rights and free expression at Google. Alexandria is responsible for coordinating and driving the company-wide human rights strategy, using approaches grounded in business and human rights. Based in Washington, DC, Alexandria... Read More

Jacob Ware

Jacob Ware

Jacob Ware is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he studies domestic terrorism and counterterrorism and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and at DeSales University. He is the... Read More

Jessica White

Jessica White is a Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London and Principal at JW Global Security Consulting. Her expertise encompasses countering terrorism and violent extremism policy and programming, as well as gender mainstreaming strategies. She... Read More

Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.)

Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.)

Of Counsel, Jones Day

Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), a trailblazer and leader, heads Jones Day’s efforts in advancing the rule of law in Africa. Devoted to promoting the effective delivery of justice worldwide, particularly in Africa, she has partnered with judiciaries, attorneys,... Read More

John C. Yang

President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

John C. Yang is the President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. He leads the organization’s efforts to fight for civil rights and empower Asian Americans to create a more just America for all through... Read More

2021 Eradicate Hate Global Summit Logo

The effort to eradicate hate requires the active participation of every component of our society, to include governments, the private sector, communities of faith and indeed every aspect of civil society. There is no more urgent task in front of us. The organizers of the Eradicate Hate Global Summit are doing the United States and the world an enormous service by tackling hatred and extremism with a focus on honest dialogue and conversation, genuine learning and practical solutions. This will not happen overnight, but the Pittsburgh community’s leadership in this effort is genuinely inspiring and motivating.

Nick Rasmussen
Nicholas Rasmussen Counterterrorism Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security