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Brenda Abdelall

Brenda Abdelall

Assistant Secretary for Partnership & Engagement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Brenda F. Abdelall was appointed to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Partnership and Engagement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on August 1, 2022.  In this role,... 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

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

Jennifer Akin

Jennifer Akin

Chief of Staff, Blue Star Families

Jennifer Akin is Blue Star Families’ first Chief of Staff, serving as a trusted advisor and brainstorming partner to the CEO and executive team as they lead Blue Star Families through a critical high-growth period. In her former role... Read More

Feyisola Akintola

Feyisola Akintola

Feyisola Akintola is the Manager of Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh. In her role Feyisola is charged with overseeing the city’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative which aims to build bridges across cultures. Feyi believes it is her job... Read More

Hannah Allam

Hannah Allam

National Security Reporter Focusing on Extremism and Domestic Terrorism, The Washington Post

Hannah Allam writes about extremism, terrorism and national security for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2021 from NPR, where she also covered violent extremism. As a longtime foreign correspondent for McClatchy, Allam served as bureau chief... 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

Abdullah Antepli

Abdullah Antepli

Associate Professor, Practice of Interfaith Relations; Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Imam Antepli is a globally acknowledged scholar and leader of cross-religious and cross-cultural dialogue in American higher education and in non-profit world. He has built multiple organizations and initiatives to facilitate religious and spiritual life across America’s college campuses,... Read More

Raney Aronson-Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath

Editor-in-Chief & Executive Producer, FRONTLINE; Editor-in-Chief & Executive Producer, PBS News

Raney Aronson-Rath is the editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE, PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series, and is a leading voice on the future of journalism. Aronson-Rath oversees FRONTLINE’s acclaimed investigative reporting on air and online, and directs the series’... Read More

Tina Atherall

Tina Atherall

D.S.W., LMSW, Chief Executive Officer, PsychArmor Dr. Tina Atherall is a social innovation strategist with a concentration in nonprofit leadership. She is the CEO of PsychArmor and works with communities educating and advocating for critical support for those who have... 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

Zack Baddorf

Zack Baddorf

Zack Baddorf is a national security and foreign policy professional with more than 20 years experience on the frontlines of the world’s conflicts, including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Crimea, Kashmir and the West Bank. He is... Read More

Lauren Bairnsfather

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather

Founder and Principal, LAB Historical Consulting

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather is the founder and principal of LAB Historical Consulting. She served as Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from 2015 to February 2023 and was a leader early in the effort to rebuild the... Read More

James Barrett

Dr. James Barrett

Dr. Barrett is the Director of the Clinical Support Unit at the Cambridge Police Department and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is the former Director of School-Based Programs... Read More

Patricia M. Barron

Patricia M. Barron

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Military Community and Family Policy

Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Barron was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy in January 2021. Mrs. Barron is currently responsible for a broad portfolio that includes policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support... Read More

Nick Bauer

Nick Bauer

Public Policy Manager, Google Nick Bauer leads Google’s global public policy work on hate speech, harassment, violent extremism, and terrorism. In that capacity, he advises Google and YouTube’s teams on relevant initiatives and engages with governments and civil society experts... 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

Andy Berke

Andy Berke

Special Representative, Broadband

Andy Berke joined NTIA as Special Representative for Broadband in January 2022. Prior to joining NTIA, Berke served as Mayor of Chattanooga from 2013 to 2021.As mayor, Berke streamlined government with a top to bottom reorganization that eliminated three departments... Read More

Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein

Managing Partner, Woodland Management

Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015.  As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael... Read More

Jeffrey S Binkley

Jeffrey S. Binkley

Jeff and Margaret Binkley founded Maura’s Voice in the wake of the November 2018 shooting at a Tallahassee, Florida Hot Yoga studio that took the life of their daughter Maura, then a 21-year-old senior at Florida State University.  This... 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

Pastor Mark E. Blue

Pastor Mark E. Blue

Pastor Mark E. Blue was born in the City of Buffalo. He joined the United States Air Force Reserve in 1983 and retired in 2003 with the rank of Master Sergeant.  During the time of his military service, Blue... Read More

Kurt Braddock

Kurt Braddock Ph.D.

Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at American University. Kurt also holds faculty fellow positions at the SOC’s Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) and the Center for University Excellence’s... Read More

William Braniff

William Braniff

William Braniff is the Director of the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) within the Department of Homeland Security. Within this capacity, he leads the Department’s efforts to strengthen our country’s ability to prevent targeted violence and terrorism... Read More

Elana Broitman

Elana Broitman

Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, The Jewish Federation of North America

Elana Broitman is SVP of Public Affairs at Jewish Federations of North America, where she directs advocacy efforts and government affairs. In addition to public policy dealing with security, combatting antisemitism and BDS, and Jewish communal needs, her department... Read More

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Founder and Executive Director, Over Zero

Rachel Brown the Founder and Executive Director of Over Zero, an organization that works to build resilience to identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm. She is a recognized expert on confronting hateful and dangerous rhetoric and her... Read More

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Thomas Brzozowski

Counsel for Domestic Terrorism, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Thomas E. Brzozowski currently serves as the Counsel for Domestic Terrorism in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the College of William & Mary in... Read More

Kim Shayo Buchanan

Kim Shayo Buchanan

Senior Research Scholar, Center for Policing Equity

Kim Shayo Buchanan is the Senior Research Scholar at Center for Policing Equity in New York. She is a legal academic whose work has focused on race, gender, and criminal justice reform, as well as prisoners’ rights and reproductive... 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

Sara Winegar Budge

Sara Winegar Budge

Psy.D., Program Director, ExitUSA, Life After Hate

Sara Winegar Budge, PsyD is the Program Director of ExitUSA at Life After Hate, an organization that provides services to support disengagement, deradicalization, and reintegration of individuals involved in violent far right extremist movements. She is a licensed psychologist... Read More

Dr. Mary Bunn

Mary Bunn PhD., LCSW

PhD, LCSW, Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mary Bunn, PhD, LCSW is a Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry. She is also a faculty member and Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Research and Training Program in the UIC Center... Read More

Judge Kevin S. Burke

Judge Judge Kevin Burke

Senior District Judge, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Kevin Burke is a Senior District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He is one of the most recognized leaders within the American judiciary. Judge Burke was elected for four terms as Chief Judge and three terms as Assistant Chief... Read More

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton joined the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) as Executive Director in October 2011, after playing leadership roles in many Jewish organizations as well as government and political campaigns. Under Jeremy’s leadership, JCRC has thrived... Read More

Jeremy Butler

Jeremy Butler

Jeremy is the Chief Executive Officer but joined the staff of IAVA back in 2015 where he worked in various capacities with the Development Team helping with fundraising. In 2018 he transitioned to Chief Operating Officer and in 2019... Read More

Lucy Calladine

Product Public Policy lead, YouTube

Lucy is YouTube’s Product Public Policy lead for EMEA.  In this role, she advises YouTube on product policy implications including content issues relating to online content regulation and the policy areas of hate speech, terrorism and violent extremism. She... Read More

Alison Campbell

Alison Campbell

Senior Technical Advisor, Internews

Alison Campbell, Senior Technical Advisor at Internews, has more than 20 years of experience in the media development sector, working with local media outlets in humanitarian and health emergencies, democratic transitions, and conflict and post conflict scenarios. Alison established... Read More

Debra Caplan

Debra L. Caplan

Executive-in-Residence, The Forbes Funds

Debra L. Caplan is an Executive-in-Residence at The Forbes Funds, where she provides coaching and technical assistance for nonprofits in the areas of governance and management. She also serves as an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations. In addition to her... Read More

Emma Cardeli Ph.D

Ph.D, Attending Psychologist & Research Associate, Trauma & Community Resilience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital; Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Emma Cardeli, Ph.D. is an Attending Psychologist & Research Associate at the Trauma & Community Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cardeli has fifteen years of clinical experience... Read More

Humberto Carolo

Humberto Carolo

Chief Executive Director, White Ribbon

Humberto is a globally recognized gender-based violence prevention expert and the Chief Executive Officer for White Ribbon. With a focus on engaging men and boys as allies in promoting gender equality and healthy masculinities, he has provided technical assistance... Read More

Jennifer Carson

Dr. Jennifer Carson

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri

Dr. Jennifer Varriale Carson is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Director of the Honors College at the University of Central Missouri. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Maryland in Criminology and... Read More

Aloke S. Chakravarty

Aloke S. Chakravarty

Partner, Snell & Wilmer; Former Federal Prosecutor

Aloke Chakravarty is the co-chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection practice group and the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy practice. He represents corporations, corporate management and individuals with a broad range of... Read More

Stephanie Chau

Stephanie Chau

Litigator and former federal prosecutor, Carlton Fields

Stephanie Chau is an experienced litigator and former federal prosecutor who represents clients in highly regulated industries, including telecommunications, technology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, health care, entertainment, insurance, financial services, consumer goods, and retail. She represents clients ranging from Fortune... Read More

Aaron Flanagan

Joseph Chenelly

 National Executive Director, American Veterans (AMVETS)

Joseph Chenelly is the national executive director of American Veterans (AMVETS), the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of more than 19 million American veterans and their families. A combat veteran of the wars in... Read More

Julie Chernov Hwang

Julie Chernov Hwang

 Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Goucher College

Julie Chernov Hwang is an associate professor of political science and international relations at Goucher College. She is the author of Becoming Jihadis: Radicalization and Commitment in Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press, 2023); Why Terrorists Quit: The Disengagement of... 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

Kathryn Spitz Cohan

Kathryn Spitz Cohan

Executive Director, Film Pittsburgh

Kathryn Spitz Cohan has been Executive Director of Film Pittsburgh since 2001. From 2003 to 2007, she also was the Artistic / Education Director of Shakespeare-in-the-Schools and a Teaching Artist at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she served as... 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

Michael Colaresi

Michael Colaresi

Michael Colaresi is the William S. Dietrich II Professor of Political Science, Research and Academic Director of the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, and the Director of the Pitt Disinformation Lab. He is a computational social scientist... 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

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

Terrence M. Connors

Terrence M. Connors

Partner, Connors LLP

Terrence M. Connors is a graduate of Canisius College where he was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and named Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team.  A member of the Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society, he was... Read More

Robert J. Contee, III

Robert J. Contee III

On December 22, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she selected Robert J. Contee III, to serve as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. He was sworn in as Acting Chief of Police on January 2, 2021. On May... Read More

Norman Conti

Norman Conti

Norman Conti is a professor of sociology and the coordinator of Duquesne’s Social Justice Association. Along with six men serving life sentences at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh, Dr. Conti founded the Elsinore Bennu Think Tank for Restorative... 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

Susan Corbett

Susan Corbett

Former First Lady of Pennsylvania

Susan Corbett served as First Lady of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2015. During her tenure, she was an active advocate for arts and cultural institutions and incorporating the arts in public education. Her primary initiative was Opening Doors—a partnership... Read More

Jiore Craig

Jiore Craig

Head of Elections and Digital Integrity, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Jiore Craig is the Head of Elections and Digital Integrity at ISD where she leads research and advisory work around online threats to elections and public opinion. She has extensive international experience, previously spending eight years helping elected officials,... Read More

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Blyth Crawford

Blyth Crawford is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation where she specialises in far-right online social movements. She is also a PhD candidate at King’s College London where she studies far-right radicalisation within... Read More

Federica D’Alessandra

Federica D’Alessandra

Deputy Director, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC); Executive Director, Oxford Program on International Peace and Security (IPS)

Federica D’Alessandra is the Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and the founding Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government, where... 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

Jacob Davey

Jacob Davey

Head of Research and Policy, Far-Right and Hate Movements Jacob Davey is Head of Research & Policy for Far-right and Hate Movements at ISD. Jacob has managed projects focusing on online hate speech, the international far-right and political violence. He... Read More

Celia Davies

Celia Davies

Director of International Programmes, Director of Ethics, Moonshot

Celia Davies oversees Moonshot’s interventions and safeguarding programming, with specialisms in CVE and GBV interventions and conflict-affected regions. She has led the development of multi-platform online interventions programmes in South East Asia, the Western Balkans, and North America, pioneering... Read More

Jessica Dawson

Jessica Dawson

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Army Cyber Institute; Ph.D., Associate Professor, West Point, New War Research Consortium

Jessica Dawson holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University and is her research is focused on the digital disruption of social processes, with recent focus on microtargeting enabled manipulation of individual’s choices. Her research centers on the use... Read More

Cynthia M. Deitle

Cynthia M. Deitle

Director & Associate General Counsel, Civil Rights, Meta

Cynthia M. Deitle is a Director, Associate General Counsel of Civil Rights at Meta. Prior to joining Meta, she served as the Director of Civil Rights Reform at the Matthew Shepard Foundation for four years and led their national... Read More

Matthew R. Divelbiss

Matthew R. Divelbiss

Partner, Jones Day Matt Divelbiss litigates complex disputes for clients as both plaintiffs and defendants, representing companies seeking to recover from their insurers and defending clients in litigation and investigations. He has been involved in recovering more than $500 million... Read More

Joshua Donner

Joshua Donner

Executive Director, The Shapira Foundation

Josh Donner is a seasoned non-profit and philanthropy professional. As Executive Director of The Shapira Foundation, he works closely with the Foundation Chair and President to develop and advance philanthropic investments that leverage their extended philanthropic and civic interests... Read More

Richard Dic Donohue, Jr

Richard (Dic) Donohue Jr., Ph.D.

Policy Researcher (PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice), Director of the RAND Center for Quality Policing

Dr. Donohue is the Director of the RAND Center for Quality Policing, where his research focuses on topics critical to policing and homeland security. He has completed studies to mitigate and prevent mass shootings, assess the state of terrorism... Read More

Catrina Doxsee

Catrina Doxsee

Catrina Doxsee is associate director and associate fellow with the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she analyzes international and domestic terrorism and the irregular activities of countries such as Iran, Russia,... 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

Raleigh Duttweiler

Raleigh Duttweiler

Raleigh Duttweiler is passionate about public relations, social media, and the power of social technologies to build authentic relationships that lift up a community. Raleigh holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.... Read More

David Eisenman

David Eisenman MD, MSHS

Professor-in-Residence, David Geffen School of Medicine; Professor-in-Residence, Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA

David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, (B.A, University of Pennsylvania, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.S.H.S. Fielding UCLA School of Public Health) is Professor in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health... Read More

Heidi Ellis

Heidi Ellis Ph.D

Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC); Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School

Heidi Ellis, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is also the Director of the Trauma and Community Resilience Center at Boston Children’s... 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

Zeneta Everhart

Zeneta Everhart

Activist

Zeneta Everhart is the mother of Zaire Goodman, a grocery store worker who survived the tragic shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on May 14, 2022. In June, Ms. Everhart testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform... Read More

Eric Eversole

Eric Eversole

Eric Eversole, a retired U.S. Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps Captain, leads the day-to-day operations of Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide effort to develop and promote military talent in the United States. Working with a broad array of... Read More

Jenna Fagan

Jenna Fagan

Program Officer, REPAIR Program, Auschwitz Institute

Jenna Fagan joined the Auschwitz Institute in February of 2022 as the Program Officer for the REPAIR program. She received an M.A. in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 2018. While there,... Read More

Emily Farris

Emily Farris

Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University

Emily Farris is an associate professor of political science at Texas Christian University. Her research in American politics focuses on local politics, in particular the politics of sheriffs with a forthcoming book with Mirya Holman titled Power of the... Read More

Eric Feinberg

Eric Feinberg

Vice President of Content Moderation, Coalition for a Safer Web

Eric Feinberg worked in the advertising industry for over 30 years – working on behalf of Fortune 500 companies sponsoring major sporting and entertainment events. While working for the NFL, he started noticing ads were appearing by his Facebook... 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

Dave Fortier

Dave Fortier

President, Executive Director, One World Strong

Dave Fortier serves as president and executive director for One World Strong Foundation, a non-profit organization centered on prevention of targeted violence, peer-to-peer network development for survivors, families that have lost loved ones, refugees, and first responders to terrorist,... Read More

Ross Frenett

Ross Frenett

Founder & CEO, Moonshot

Ross Frenett is Founder and CEO of Moonshot, a company working to end online harms using evidence, ethics and human rights. Throughout his career, Ross Frenett has worked to bring technology to bear on the issue of violent extremism.... Read More

David S. Frey

David S. Frey

Ph.D., Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Minor, United States Military Academy

Dr. David Frey is Professor of History and Founding Director of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) and founding Co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor at the US Military Academy at... Read More

alexander friedfeld

Alexander Friedfeld

Associate Director of Investigative Research, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Alex Friedfeld is an Associate Director of Investigative Research with the ADL’s Center on Extremism, where he leads a research team that tracks a range of extremist groups and movements. To date, he has trained thousands of federal, state,... Read More

David Friedman

David Friedman

Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs/Chief Compliance Officer, Boston Red Sox

David Friedman joined the Red Sox in 2010. He handles a variety of legal matters, including regulatory compliance issues and oversight of litigation, and assists with the club’s interactions with Major League Baseball and other teams on legal-related issues.... Read More

Hala Furst

Director, Associate Director, Strategic Engagement, DHS CP3 Office

Hala V. Furst Associate Director for Strategic Engagement in the DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnership, leading the Office’s efforts to engage with national level stakeholder organizations to enable and encourage local prevention efforts to address violent extremism.... Read More

Jordan Galkowski

Jordan Galkowski

 Program Manager, Evolve Program & Exit Specialist, Invent2Prevent

Jordan Galkowski is the co-founder of FUSE, an interactive learning campaign centered around awareness, understanding, and engagement to preventing radicalization to extremism. FUSE recently was awarded a grant from The Department of Homeland Security. After earning a MBA from... Read More

Brad Galloway

Brad Galloway

Caseworker, Evolve Program & Exit Specialist, Life After Hate

Brad Galloway is the Coordinator at the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. Brad has a wealth of experience from his work in the preventing and countering violent extremism space with NGO’s such as Life After Hate, where he... Read More

Bishop Garrison Jr

Bishop M. Garrison Jr.

Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy, Paravision.AI

Bishop Garrison is a senior national security executive, veteran, and writer who has served in the military, presidential administrations and campaigns, the nonprofit community, and the private sector throughout his 20 year career. He currently serves as the Vice... Read More

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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

Andy George

Andy George

Counter Terrorism Strategic Coordinator, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand

Andy has been the Counter-Terrorism Strategic Coordinator with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) since September 2019, leading New Zealand’s national system on all elements of the risk of terrorism and violent extremism. He is responsible... Read More

Karinna Gerhardt

Karinna Gerhardt

Consultant, Pyrra Technologies As a consultant with Pyrra Technologies, Karinna researches and reports trends in online extremism and disinformation on fringe social media platforms using Pyrra’s advanced AI tools. In addition to her work with Pyrra, she works with the... Read More

Paul Giannasi

Paul Giannasi

Paul is currently the Hate Crime Advisor to the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the United Kingdom Having accrued 30 years experience as a police officer, he advises on hate crime policy and coordinates national responses, managing ‘True Vision’... 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

Kenneth Gormley

Kenneth Gormley

President and Professor of Law, Duquesne University

Ken Gormley is the 13th president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he previously served as professor of law before being named dean of the Duquesne University School of Law. He joined the faculty in 1994 following a career... Read More

Nathan Graeser

Nathan Graeser

Director, Veteran Initiatives, SoCal Grantmakers

Nathan Graeser is both a Social Worker and an Army Chaplain in the California National Guard. He serves on numerous local and national boards and is a national expert on policies and programs for supporting service-members transitioning out of... Read More

Ryan B. Greer

Ryan B. Greer

Ryan B. Greer serves as National Security Director and Chief of Staff for the ADL Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (GRACE) team, including leading policy initiatives related to ADL’s PROTECT Plan to counter domestic terrorism while preserving civil... Read More

Laura Culbertson Grieco

Lauren Culbertson Grieco

Head of U.S. Public Policy, Twitter Inc.

Lauren Culbertson Grieco is Twitter’s Head of U.S. Public Policy and is based in Washington, D.C. She leads the company’s federal and state public policy teams and initiatives, including advocating for public policies that support the public conversation happening... Read More

Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

Chris serves as the Campus Pastor at the Mt. Nebo campus of Allison Park Church, planted in September 2018. He has been on staff with Allison Park for 22 years, and graduated from Geneva College with a degree in... Read More

Rachel Grinspan

Rachel Grinspan

Director, Law Enforcement Policy & Civil Rights, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Rachel Grinspan is ADL’s Director of Law Enforcement Policy & Civil Rights, where she primarily focuses on issues pertaining to the law enforcement profession as they relate to ADL’s civil rights agenda and advocacy work. Prior to joining ADL... Read More

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Michele Grossman

Research Chair in Diversity and Resilience, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University

Professor Michele Grossman, the Research Chair in Diversity and Community Resilience at Deakin University’s Burwood campus, is also the Director of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies, and the Convenor of the AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation... Read More

D. Thomas Grumke

Dr. Thomas Grumke

Professor at the University of Police and Public Administration Nordrhein-Westfalen  Professor Dr. Thomas Grumke, born 1970, studied political science and German literature in Osnabrück, Ottawa, Berlin, New York and Frankfurt/Oder. Doctoral thesis on „Right-Wing Extremism in the United States“ (advisors:... Read More

Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, We the Veterans

Ellen Gustafson is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of We the Veterans – a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization created by veterans and military family members, united for democracy and committed to building a more perfect union. She is the Co-Founder... Read More

Nick Haberman

Director, LIGHT Education Initiative; Social Studies Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA

Nick Haberman (he/him) is a 4th generation Social Studies Teacher from Pittsburgh PA. Since 2018, he’s been on special assignment with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh as the Founder and Director of the LIGHT Education Initiative. LIGHT, an acronym... Read More

Hana Hadzifejzovic

Hana Hadzifejzovic

Project ReSet Team Lead, John Howard Society of Ottawa

Hana Hadzifejzovic is the curriculum developer for the Playing with Hate: Safe Gaming & Anti-Hate Gaming Project. Through this capacity, she works with a video game developer to create an immersive anti-hate gaming experience targeting youth aged 12 to... 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

Barbara Harding

Barbara Harding

Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor

Barbara Harding is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who has represented clients in some of the most high-profile, complex legal matters of the past 25 years. She represents clients in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy litigation... Read More

Ghayda Hassan

Ghayda Hassan

Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Clinical Psychology, UQAM University

Dr. Ghayda Hassan is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at UQAM university in Montreal and has several research, clinical and community based national and international affiliations. Her systematic reviews, research and clinical activities are centred around... Read More

Sasha Havlicek

Sasha Havlicek

Sasha is the Founding CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a leading international ‘think and do tank’ with teams working in every global region to safeguard democracy and reverse the rising tide of hate, extremism and disinformation.... Read More

Michael Hayden

Michael Edison Hayden

Senior Investigative Reporter/Spokesperson, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Michael Edison Hayden serves as a Senior Investigative Reporter and Spokesperson for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), where he publishes stories about online radicalization, social media influencers and authoritarianism. His work as an investigative reporter has also been published... Read More

Todd Helmus

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND

Todd C. Helmus is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. He specializes in disinformation, terrorism, and social media. Helmus’ latest research focuses on ways to counter Russian... Read More

Tim Hindes

Tim Hindes

Principal, CEO, TrailBlaze Creative

The work of Tim Hindes exists at the convergence of creativity, community, and connection. He founded TrailBlaze as a company to support organizations and businesses with creative gaps. Tim serves as the company’s CEO, providing leadership to a diverse team who... Read More

Keith Hoffman

Keith Hoffman

Chief, Civil & Community Rights Unit, Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General

Keith Hoffmann is the Chief of the Civil and Community Rights Unit in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. In that role, and as a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Team, he is responsible for a variety... 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

Dr. Brian Hughes

Dr. Brian Hughes

Founding Co-Director, (PERIL)

Brian Hughes is a Research Assistant Professor in the program of Justice, Law, and Criminology at American University in Washington, DC. He is the founding co-director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL), where he develops... Read More

Jillian Hunchak

Jillian Hunchak (she/they) works as a research analyst at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (Canada Centre). She specializes in gender-based violence, including the Involuntary Celibate (Incel) movement and violence against 2SLGBTQI+ persons and communities,... Read More

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Dina Hussein

Head of Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Meta

Ms Hussein leads Meta’s Dangerous Organisation and Individuals work on expert partnerships, strategic network disruption and the company’s work with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). Ms Hussein’s expertise include processes of radicalisation, counterterrorism policy and counterinsurgency operations... Read More

Bjorn Ihler

Bjørn Ihler

Co-Founder/Director, Khalifa Ihler Institute; Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Glitterpill LLC

Bjørn Ihler is the co-founder and CEO of Glitterpill LLC and the co-founder and Director of the Khalifa Ihler Institute. Ihler is an internationally renowned expert on counter-terrorism and preventing radicalization into violent extremism. Ihler’s work is focused on... Read More

Chris Ingalls

Chris Ingalls

Investigative Reporter, KING 5

Chris is a KING 5 investigative reporter who enjoys digging beneath the surface to uncover important stories. His investigations have led to several new laws in Washington that: keep guns out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers, target... Read More

Anna Isaacson

Anna Isaacson

Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, National Football League (NFL)

As Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for the National Football League, Anna directs the league’s social, charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including how the NFL addresses social justice, domestic violence, sexual assault and other critical societal issues. She also... Read More

Bill Isler

William Isler

Former Executive Director, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media; President, Family Communications, Inc.

William Isler is the former Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and the president of Family Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Family Communications, Inc. in 1984, Bill served for eight years in... Read More

Fateen Jackson

Fateen Jackson

Fateen Jackson, was incarcerated for 23 (check this) years. Fateen went through the GRIP program at San Quentin in 2013. After he graduated, he went on to facilitate nine more groups. He gave a TEDx talk at San Quentin... Read More

Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson’s research focuses on antigovernment extremism in the U.S., conspiracy theories, extremism online, and contentious activity on the internet more broadly. His book, Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing Antigovernment Group, was published... Read More

Patrick James

Patrick James

Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organizations, Meta

Patrick James is a Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy team at Meta, where he focuses on issues related to hate organizations and other violent movements, as well as scaled implementation of Meta’s policies against... 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

Trino Jimenez

Trino Jimenez

GRIP participant

Trino Jimenez is a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and man of deep faith. He was given an amazing gift in 2015 when the opportunity was before him to write to the man responsible for his brother’s death many... Read More

Vida Johnson

Vida Johnson

Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Vida B. Johnson is an Associate Professor of law at Georgetown Law where she teaches in the criminal defense clinics.  She writes about policing and criminal procedure.  Before her work at Georgetown Law she worked at the Public Defender... Read More

Emma Jouenne

Emma Jouenne

Director of Programs & Research on Extremism, Parents for Peace

Emma Jouenne has worked as a first responder on Parents for Peace’s helpline, helping dozens of families in need of support in cases of radicalization. She also developed the methodology behind P4P’s interventions by collecting, storing and analyzing radicalization... Read More

Pardeep Kaleka

Pardeep Singh Kaleka MS, LPC

Co-Director & Advisor, Not In Our Town; Professor on Peace Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Pardeep is the co-director of Not In Our Town, specializing in community hate prevention and de-radicalization interventionist with Parents4Peace, assisting families & individuals entrenched in extremism offramp from hateful ideologies. He also currently serves as a professor on Peace... 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

Dia Kayyali

Dia Kayyali

Associate Director for Advocacy, Mnemonic; Co-Chair, Christchurch Call

Dia Kayyali is Associate Director for Advocacy at Mnemonic, the umbrella organization for Syrian Archive, Yemeni Archive, and Sudanese Archive. In their role, Dia focuses on the real-life impact of policy decisions made by lawmakers and technology companies about... Read More

Ben Keiser

Ben Keiser

Co-Founder and Board Member, We the Veterans

Ben is a founding board member of We the Veterans, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization harnessing the strength of veterans and military families to support the pillars of American democracy.  He joined the Marine Corps while in college, and, following... Read More

Christopher Kenna

Christopher Kenna

Christopher Kenna is Chairman and Founder of Brand Advance Group // CEO (North America) which encompasses Brand Advance Group EUROPE & BA Diversity Media USA, a Startups.co.uk top 100 company the last 3 years (2021), and connects brands with... Read More

Humera Khan

President & Co-Founder, Muflehun

Humera Khan is the President and co-founder of Muflehun, and a subject matter expert in preventing, countering, and mitigating extremist violence and hate. She has led policy and program design at Muflehun since its founding. Most recently, she designed... Read More

Michael King

Michael King

Michael King held several positions in the field of counterterrorism; most recently as senior research advisor at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and the Prevention of Violence, housed within Public Safety Canada, where he helped develop the Government... Read More

James T. Kitchen

James T. Kitchen

Partner, Jones Day

Jimmy Kitchen is a Partner in Jones Day’s Pittsburgh Office, practicing in the Investigations & White Collar Defense and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection groups.  Prior to joining Jones Day, Jimmy was an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S.... 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

Varsha Koduvayur

Varsha Koduvayur

Manager, Valens Global

Varsha Koduvayur is a manager at Valens Global, where she focuses on domestic violent extremism and geopolitics. In this role,  she works on public-facing research on the domestic violent extremist space, with a particular emphasis on white supremacy and... 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

Judy Korn

Judy Korn

Judy Korn, born in 1971, founder and executive director of Violence Prevention Network, has worked to counter extremism since she was 14 years old. The success of the approaches developed by her organization stem from Judy’s relentless commitment to... Read More

Charles Kotuby, Jr.

Charles Kotuby Jr.

Professor of Practice, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; FCIArb, ; Executive Director, Center for International Legal Education, Affiliate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Cyber Law, Policy and Security

Charles Kotuby is a Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Previously a Partner in the Global Disputes practice of Jones Day in Washington... Read More

Daniel J. Kramer

Daniel J. Kramer

Daniel J. Kramer is an internationally-known trial lawyer and litigator in Paul Weiss’ Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Chambers, and a “quiet giant” by Lawdragon, Dan has handled complex litigations... 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

Farhaan Ladhani

Farhaan Ladhani

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Public Square

Farhaan is CEO of Digital Public Square and a co-founder of the organization. For nearly 20 years, he has been leading efforts on the use of digital tools to connect and mobilize people online. Farhaan has deep experience leading cross-functional... Read More

William H. Lamar IV

William H. Lamar IV

William H. Lamar IV is pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. He previously served congregations in Monticello, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Hyattsville, Maryland. Lamar was the managing director of Leadership Education at Duke University... Read More

Michele Leaman

Michele Leaman

Michèle is co-founder of Violence Prevention Network US and draws on a decade worth of start-up, program design, and managerial experience, and 20 years of professional experience in for-profit, non-profit, and academic sectors in the US and Europe. Joining Violence... Read More

Chuck Leek

Chuck Leek

Exit Specialist, Life After Hate

Chuck was actively involved with white supremacist groups for over 15 years beginning in the mid-1980s and sympathetic to their beliefs for 20-plus years. After learning that a girlfriend was half Jewish, he began to question those beliefs, which... 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

Noël Lipana

Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, US Department of Homeland Security

Noël Lipana is a Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, US Department of Homeland Security. He performs community-level social work to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. His region covers Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Noël’s... Read More

Graham Macklin

Graham Macklin

Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo

Graham Macklin is an Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo, Norway. He has long standing research interests in fascist and extreme right-wing politics in Britain, North America and Europe and is... Read More

Capri Maddox

Capri Maddox

Executive Director, Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department Capri Maddox is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights). Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Ms. Maddox to be... Read More

J. Reid Meloy

J. Reid Maloy Ph.D.

Ph.D., Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Meloy is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a... 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

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Dr. James Marley

Dr. Marley is currently Interim Dean of the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. He has over 35 years of social work practice experience in adult mental health and family therapy. Dr. Marley is the author and co-author... Read More

James Marrone

James Marrone

Economist, RAND Corporation

Jim Marrone is an economist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS. His research spans many national security topics, from extremism and foreign information operations to... Read More

Abigail Marsh

Abigail Marsh Ph.D.

Abigail Marsh is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted her post-doctoral research at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her research... 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

Marilyn Mayo

Marilyn Mayo

Senior Research Fellow, ADL’s Center on Extremism

Marilyn Mayo is a Senior Research Fellow at ADL’s Center on Extremism. She had been with the ADL for 25 years, having previously served as the Co-Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism and the Associate Director of Investigative Research... 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

John McCoy

John McCoy Ph.D

John McCoy, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV). For the past six years John has spearheaded the development of a research, education, and multi-disciplinary psycho-social intervention program (Evolve) that... Read More

Colin McDonell

Colin McDonell is an attorney at States United Democracy Center, where he focuses on efforts to hold democracy violators accountable. Before joining States United, Colin worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, where he... Read More

Joanna Mendelson

Joanna Mendelson

Senior Vice President, Community Engagement, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Joanna Mendelson is the Senior Vice President, Community Engagement of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. In this role she helps convene statewide and national coalitions, expand interfaith and... Read More

Charles H. Moellenberg Jr.

Chief Administrative Officer, Eradicate Hate Global Summit

Chuck Moellenberg is the President of the Eradicate Hate Global Summit, the non-profit charitable organization formed to administer the Summit’s conference and other activities. He also serves as a non-voting director. In his role as President, Chuck is responsible... 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

Kim G Moore

Kim Grose Moore

Executive Director, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP)

Kim Grose Moore has contributed for more than 20 years to making the San Francisco Bay Area a more just and equitable community. She is currently the Executive Director of the GRIP Training Institute, whose mission is to create... Read More

Ian Moss

Ian Moss

Deputy Coordinator for Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorist Detentions, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department

Ian Moss recently joined the Bureau for Counterterrorism as the Deputy Coordinator for Terrorism Prevention and Detention. Ian comes to the Department from the Department of Defense where he served as an attorney with the Military Commissions Defense Organization.... Read More

Robert Mundy

Social Worker

Robert Mundy is a social worker with 10 years of experience in community mental health. He specializes in trauma-informed care for children and young adults. His work has included service to refugees, survivors of trafficking, children in the adoption... Read More

David Myers

David Myers

Director, Luskin Center for History and Policy; Director, UCLA Initiative to Study Hate

David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor of History and holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He is the... 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

Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson is associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Fellow at the Philosophy of Science Center and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh... Read More

Dr. Rachel Nielsen

Dr. Rachel Nielsen

Dr. Rachel Nielsen has worked in mental health for 25 years with a focus on trauma, abuse and violence prevention, risk and threat assessment, forensic psychology, and behavior. Over her career, she has worked in a multitude of settings,... Read More

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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

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Licha Nyiendo

Chief Legal Officer, Human Rights First

As Human Rights First’s inaugural Chief Legal Officer, Licha Nyiendo is responsible for overseeing the full spectrum of legal matters for the organization, including risk and compliance programs, advancement of high impact litigation that addresses social justice issues, and... Read More

David O’Brien

Director of Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health, Yorktown Family Services

David O’Brien is the Director of Mental Health at Yorktown Family Services. He has spent over 25 years working in the field of mental health within various settings, including hospitals, shelters, and residential treatment centres. David has held different... 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

Derek Okubo

Derek P. Okubo

Derek is a Colorado native and was raised in Littleton, Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Psychology and double minors in Communications and Sociology. In July 2011, Derek was appointed Executive Director... Read More

Rafal Pankowski

Rafal Pankowski

Rafal Pankowski is a Professor at the Institute of Sociology of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Pankowski received his MA in Political Science from the University of Warsaw. He also studied at the University of Oxford as an undergraduate. Prof.... 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

Dimitrios Pavlounis

Dimitrios Pavlounis

Dimitrios Pavlounis is the Research Director at CIVIX, a Canadian educational charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and informed citizenship among youth through experiential learning opportunities. As part of his work at CIVIX, he contributes to... 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

Robert Williams

Robert Williams, PhD

Dr. Robert Williams is Deputy Director for the Office of International Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the steering committee of the Global Task Force Against Holocaust Distortion, and served for four years as chair of... Read More

John Picarelli Ph.D

Dr. John T. Picarelli is the Director for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention for the Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council (NSC). In that role, Dr. Picarelli is responsible for leading the federal government’s efforts to prevent targeted... Read More

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Dr. Mark Pitcavage

Senior Research Fellow, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Dr. Mark Pitcavage, a historian and authority on extremism in the United States, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. The Anti-Defamation League is one of the country’s oldest and most respected civil rights... Read More

Joe Plenzler

Joe Plenzler

Marine Corps Veteran, Board Member, We the Veterans

Joe Plenzler is a combat decorated Marine Corps veteran. He served 20 years on active duty as an infantry officer and as a public affairs officer. During his time in uniform, Joe planned and executed the largest media embed... Read More

Jenny Presswalla

Acting Director, Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Jenny Presswalla is the Director (Acting) of the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) at the US Department of Homeland Security.  As Director, she manages... 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

Arjun Rath

Arjun Rath

Arjun Rath is a sophomore at the Middlesex School and launched a social media project called, #didyouknowHolocaust to share information with his peer group about the rise of hate worldwide and anti-Semitism. Rath is on the Boston Children’s Hospital... Read More

Jessica Reaves

Jessica Reaves

Editorial Director, ADL Center on Extremism

A former staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and TIME.com, Jessica Reaves joined ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) as an investigative researcher in 2014. In her current role as Editorial Director, she manages and edits the full range of... Read More

Madison Reid

Madison Reid

Director of Collaborative Public Safety Programs, Government of British Columbia

Currently, Madison Reid is the Government of British Columbia’s Director of Collaborative Public Safety Programs. One of these programs includes Shift BC, an initiative aimed at addressing Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE) by adopting a public health lens, thereby... Read More

Katherine Reisner

Katherine Reisner

Katie Reisner is a Senior Counsel at States United, where she leads the organization’s work on countering political violence. She previously served as Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy General Counsel in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant... Read More

Dr. Kacper Rekawek

Dr. Dr. Kacper Rekawek

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Extremism, University of Oslo; Associate Fellow, Counter Extremism Project

Dr. Kacper Rekawek has more than 15 years of experience in counterterrorism and countering violent extremism from academia (including a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, QUB, and a research fellowship at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism... 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

Ryan Roemerman

Ryan Roemerman

Ryan Roemerman serves as a Partner at Lexicon Strategies and as the Executive Director of the LGBTQ Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta. Ryan is an innovative strategist who has served as a... Read More

Josh Roose

Josh Roose Ph.D.

Dr Josh Roose is a Senior Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. His research focuses on role of masculinities, ideologies, and social trajectories in shaping the attraction to, and patterns of... Read More

Eric Rosand

Executive Director, Strong Cities Network

Eric Rosand is the Executive Director of the Strong Cities Network, where he leads a diverse, global team of some 20 experts. He has more than two decades of experience working with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, academics, and... 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

Tim Roy

Tim Roy

Assistant Secretary, Countering Violence Extremism Branch, Australian Department of Home Affairs

Tim has led the Department of Home Affairs Countering Violent Extremism Branch since July 2021. Prior to this role, he served as Assistant Director-General responsible for Ministerial, Media and Communications at the Australian Signals Directorate in 2020-21. Tim has held a... Read More

John Rozel

Dr. John “Jack” Rozel MD, MSL, DFAPA

Dr. Rozel has been working in emergency mental health since 1990 and has been the medical director of resolve Crisis Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital since 2010.  He is the immediate Past President of the American Association for... Read More

Ken Scarlette

Ken Scarlette

Chief Scarlette was appointed Springfield Police Chief on February 15, 2022.   Originally from Springfield, Scarlette has been with the Springfield Police Department over 24 years. He served as a full-time officer and in various capacities in the department including... Read More

Robert Scherrer

Robert Scherrer Ed.D.

Dr. Scherrer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU). The AIU is a regional education services agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania’s public education system. As its mission states, the AIU is an... Read More

Braden Schrag

Braden Schrag holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and has over twenty-seven years of education, training and multi-disciplinary experience encompassing pediatric mental health, social work, law enforcement, and the private sector. For more than thirteen years he... 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

Mubin Shaikh

Activist, Consultant

Mubin Shaikh and raised in Canada but a chance encounter with the Taliban in Quetta in 1995 would eventually push him to become a supporter of the Jihadi culture throughout his 20’s. This continued until the attacks of 9/11,... Read More

David Shapira

David Shapira

During his thirty-plus years as chairman, chief executive officer and president, David Shapira positioned Giant Eagle, Inc. as an industry leader, and grew the company from a local chain of 50 grocery stores to an organization now employing 35,000... Read More

James Shappell

James Shappell

James Shappell serves as the Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) for Insider Threat within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s (DCSA’s) Counterintelligence and Insider Threat Directorate, filling the role as the Director of the DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis... Read More

Michelle Shephard

Michelle Shephard

Journalist

Michelle Shephard is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker who has covered issues of terrorism and civil rights since the 9/11 attacks. During her two decades at the Toronto Star, she reported from more than 20 countries, including Somalia,... Read More

Peggy Shukur

Peggy Shukur

Boston Deputy Regional Director, ADL New England

Peggy Shukur serves Deputy Regional Director of ADL New England where she is engaged in all aspects of ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all”.  Peggy joined... Read More

Allison Silberberg

Allison Silberberg

Government Relations Consultant/Former Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia

A Government Relations/Public Policy Consultant and writer, Allison Silberberg served as the Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, from 2016 through 2018 after serving as Vice Mayor from 2012 through 2015. Allison’s mayoral term had transformational impact, including: securing Virginia Tech’s... Read More

Derek Silva

Derek Silva Ph.D.

Ph.D., Associate Professor, King’s University College

Derek Silva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at King’s University College and Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, both in Ontario, Canada. His research interests are in sociocultural... Read More

Joumana Silyan-Saba

Joumana Silyan-Saba

Director of Policy and Discrimination Enforcement, Los Angeles City Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department

Joumana Silyan-Saba is an accomplished public leader, with a career in public service spanning 18 years of experience in non-profit, city government and academia. With a sense of optimism, Joumana is committed to diplomacy, inclusion and bringing about social... Read More

Vanessa Sima

Vanessa Sima

Vanessa Sima recently joined Public Safety Canada’s Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (the Canada Centre) as the Manager of the Policy Development Team. For nearly 20 years, Vanessa has worked in a number of Canadian... Read More

Arvind Singhal

Arvind Singhal Ph.D.

Ph.D., Samuel Shirley & Edna Holt Marston Professor, Director, Social Justice Initiative, Department of Communication, The University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Arvind Singhal is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication and the Director of Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is also appointed as the William J. Clinton... Read More

tim smith

Tim Smith

Founder and CEO, Center of Life

Life-long Pittsburgh resident, Center of Life’s CEO, Tim Smith, is affectionately known as “PT” (short for Pastor Tim). Though Center of Life was founded in an official capacity in 2001, his roots in Hazelwood run deep and he’s worked... Read More

Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Melanie leads ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit, which combines large-scale social media data collection and advanced open-source investigation techniques to study disinformation, hate and extremism. Melanie leads a team of digital analysts to deliver research on topics like state-sponsored information... Read More

Paul Solotaroff

Paul Solotaroff

Senior Writer, Rolling Stone Magazine

Paul Solotaroff has been a senior writer at Rolling Stone for thirty years He broke the NFL concussion scandal, the Aaron Hernandez story, the horror-show conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, and has written a series of... 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

Christa Sperling

Christa Sperling

Co-Founder & Board Member, We the Veterans Christa Sperling is a co-founder and board member at We the Veterans, where her primary focus is on empowering the veteran and military family community to reduce the negative impact of mis-, dis-, and... 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

Benjamin E. Stearns

Benjamin E. Stearns

Ben Stearns counsels insurance industry clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional, international, and cross-border matters and defends insurers in coverage litigation. His practice extends to other regulated industries as well, providing licensing and compliance counsel to professional services, cannabis, and... 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

Laurence Steinberg

Laurence Steinberg Ph.D

Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Temple University

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence. His research has focused on a range of topics, including adolescent brain and psychological development, risk-taking and decision-making, family and peer relationships, juvenile justice, and school achievement.... Read More

Kenneth S. Stern

Mr. Stern is an award-winning author and attorney, and was most recently executive director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation. Before that he was director of the division on antisemitism and extremism at the American Jewish Committee, where... Read More

Fay Stetz-Waters

Fay Stetz-Waters

Director of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice

Fay Stetz-Waters holds a BA in history from Trinity College and a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School.   She currently serves as the Director of Civil Rights and Social Justice in the Office of the Attorney General... Read More

Emily Stingle

Emily Stingle

Developing and Using Critical Comprehension, American University

Emily Stingle is the project manager for Invent2Prevent’s Spring 2022 winning team, DUCC (Developing & Using Critical Comprehension), from American University. Invent2Prevent is a semester long competition that challenges college students to design a tool, product or initiative that... Read More

Enrico Suardi

Dr. Enrico Suardi

Prior to joining the DC Department of Behavioral Health, Dr. Suardi was the Chief Child and Family Psychiatrist at the US State Department. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic... Read More

Lisa Sugiura

Lisa Sugiura Ph.D.

Ph.D., Senior Crimonology and Cyber Crime Lecturer, Post-graduate Program Area Leader, University of Portsmouth

Lisa Sugiura is a Reader in Cybercrime and Gender at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK. She has an interdisciplinary international research track record on, and expertise in, online deviance, and technology-facilitated sexual abuse... Read More

Ingrid Sundlee

Ingrid Sundlee

Director of Civic Engagement, We the Veterans; Director of Civic Engagement, Vet the Vote

Ingrid Sundlee has 15 years of communications and project management experience with the federal government, including extensive work on humanitarian disaster relief in Iraq, Nigeria, and the Caribbean. She has an MA in International Relations from the University of... Read More

Vikram Swaruup

Vikram Swaruup

Vikram Swaruup serves as Chief Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. He is responsible for managing the Office’s law practice, including affirmative, defensive, and appellate litigation, as well as the... Read More

Rabbi Ron Symons

Rabbi Ron Symons

Senior Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Rabbi Ron Symons serves as the Sr. Director of Jewish Life of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. In that capacity, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Loving Kindness. Founded in 2017, the Center is designed to... Read More

Matt Talbot

Matt Talbot

Senior Threat Manager, Kroger, Co.

Dr. Matt Talbot is the Senior Threat Manager for Kroger, Co., developing and operationalizing the workplace violence and threat management program for the fourth largest retail corporation in the world that is comprised of more than 450,000 employees in... Read More

Susan Thaxton

Susan Thaxton

Chief Strategy Office, The Mission Continues

Susan Thaxton is the Chief Programs Officer for the Mission Continues, a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue their service by applying their leadership skills and experience to volunteer in under-resourced communities in forty cities across the country.... Read More

Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas

Lieutenant, CIT Team; Lieutenant, Anne Arundel County Police

Lt. Steven Thomas has been in law enforcement since 1992, when he began his career with the Baltimore City Sheri ’s O ce and he has spent the last 21 years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. He... Read More

Peter Thomas

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas is Professor of Youth and Policy in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Paul’s research focusses on how Countering Violent Extremism policies such as the UK’s Prevent Strategy have been... Read More

A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson

Staff Reporter, ProPublica; Correspondent, Frontline

A.C. Thompson is a correspondent for the PBS series FRONTLINE and a staff reporter for ProPublica. His reporting has helped lead to the exoneration of two innocent San Francisco men sentenced to life in prison, a Congressional investigation of... Read More

Tom Thorley

Tom Thorley

Director of Technology, Staff Reporter, ProPublica; Correspondent, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

Tom Thorley is the Director of Technology at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and delivers cross-platform technical solutions for GIFCT members. He worked for over a decade at the British government’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, where... Read More

Kaitlyn Tierney

CEO & Co-Founder, Diverting Hate

Kaitlyn Tierney is a passionate leader focused on issues related to ethical technology and online extremism including gender-based violence, radicalization, and social media policies. Kaitlyn Tierney holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a... Read More

Shawn Turner

Shawn Turner

Professor of National Security Communication, Michigan State; On-Air National Security Analyst, CNN; Former Director of Communication, U.S. National Intelligence; Former Deputy White House Press Secretary, National Security

Shawn Turner is a Professor of Strategic Communication at Michigan State University and a National Security Analyst for CNN. In 2021, he was granted prestigious leave from MSU to serve a one-year special appointment as the Senior Advisor to... Read More

Daniel Vallone

Daniel Vallone

U.S. Director, More in Common

As U.S. Director, Dan has led multiple unique research projects to explain American politics and culture. In addition to national research about national identity and state level research in Texas, Dan led studies such as After Kabul: Veterans, America,... Read More

Benjamin Verney

Benjamin Verney

Senior Counsel, CNX Resources Corp.

Ben Verney is Senior Counsel for CNX Resources Corporation and provides legal advice to the company on a variety of environmental, transactional, and litigation matters. Prior to joining CNX, Ben was in private practice with at Jones Day in... Read More

Wendy Via

Wendy Via

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

Wendy Via is an expert in the intersection of technology and far-right extremism and in achieving change and influencing narratives and actions around civil and human rights issues, including the effects extremism and systemic racism have on our society,... Read More

Samantha Vinograd

Samantha Vinograd

Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention and Law Enforcement Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Samantha Vinograd is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention and Law Enforcement Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She... 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

Stevan Weine

Dr. Stevan Weine

Dr. Weine is Professor of Psychiatry at the UIC College of Medicine, where he also Director of Global Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health. For 30 years he has been conducting research both with refugees and... Read More

George Weiss

George Weiss

George Weiss is the founder and CEO of Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation (“RLB”), an organization that sets up media projects using fiction to teach populations to resist hate speech and incitement to identity-based violence, using psycho-education embedded... Read More

Michael Whine

Michael Whine

Senior Consultant, World Jewish Congress

Michael Whine is Senior Consultant at the World Jewish Congress. He was previously the Director of Government and International Affairs at the UK Community Security Trust, where he was based for 35 years and of which he was co-founder. He... Read More

Gerald Whitfield

Garnell Whitfield

Buffalo Community Leader

As a life-long resident of Buffalo, NY, Garnell Whitfield is one of four children of the late Mrs. Ruth E. Whitfield and Garnell W. Whitfield Sr. who were married for 68 years before her untimely passing on May 14,... Read More

Sammie Wicks

Interventions Manager, Moonshot

Sammie Wicks works as an Interventions Manager for Moonshot, where he leverages experiences at the intersection of public safety, public policy, and public health. Before joining Moonshot, Sammie spent 13 years in public safety serving as a law enforcement... 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

Heather J. Williams

Heather J. Williams

Associate Director, International Security and Defense Police Center, RAND; Senior Policy Researcher, Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND

Heather Williams is associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Program, part of the RAND National Security Research Division. She is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School.... Read More

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Senior Director, Extremism and Human Rights, Human Rights First

Erin E. Wilson serves as the Senior Director for Extremism & Human Rights at Human Rights First (HRF). Immediately before joining HRF, she served as the Director the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Initiative, The People v.... Read More

Tommy Winfrey

Tommy Winfrey

Tommy Winfrey helps young adults transition into careers while offering guidance as a Navigator for the California Conservation Corps. Tommy’s path in life is not one that would be considered a traditional career path into state government. His past... Read More

Katarzyna Włodkowska

Katarzyna Włodkowska

Reporter, Investigative Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

Katarzyna Wlodkowska is a reporter and investigative journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s leading liberal newspaper. She made her debut in 2003, her main focus is criminal and social injustice. She has been nominated for Poland’s most important journalism prizes... Read More

Ye Bin Won

Ye Bin Won

Masters Candidate, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University

Ye Bin Won is a masters candidate at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program studying digital extremist communities. Prior to her masters program, she worked at Moonshot and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). Her work examines male... Read More

Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods

Thomas Woods is employed as the Deputy Criminal Chief for the United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle. He has been employed by the Office since March 2007, and has held a variety of roles, including Deputy Supervisor of the Terrorism... Read More

Dr. Elizabeth Yates

Dr. Elizabeth Yates

Senior Researcher for Antisemitism, Human Rights First

Dr. Elizabeth Yates is the Senior Researcher for Antisemitism at Human Rights First. Prior to joining HRF Liz spent four years as a Senior Researcher/Researcher on the domestic radicalization team at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and... Read More

Michael Miller Yoder

Michael Miller Yoder Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Miller Yoder is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaboratory Against Hate and the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on computational approaches to countering hate and extremism, such as... Read More

Hayne Yoon

Hayne Yoon

Hayne Yoon has been serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) at the U.S. Department of Justice since December of 2021. OJP is the Department... Read More

Odette Yousef

Odette Yousef

National Security Correspondent on Extremism, NPR

Odette Yousef is NPR’s domestic extremism correspondent. Her stories often focus on how extremist ideologies and tactics filter into the mainstream. Prior to joining NPR in August of 2021, Yousef was a reporter at Chicago NPR affiliate station WBEZ.... Read More

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The Summit offers a unique opportunity to confront the corrosive influence of bigotry and hatred in our society. In order for us to address these challenges, we first must acknowledge their painful and destructive impact in our communities and in our country. I am grateful to serve as a Global Advisor to this timely and powerful initiative.

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Tom Ridge Chairman, Ridge Global