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Anila Ali

Co-Founder & President, American Muslim and Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council; Founder & Chairwomen, CalPak

Anila Ali is a Muslim American faith leader who is also the President of the American Muslim Multi-Faith Empowerment Council (AMMWEC). A lifelong educator, Ali retired from her public school teaching career to take on advocacy for Muslim women and... Read More

H.E Ahmed Obaid AlMansoori

Founder, Crossroads of Civilizations Museum; Founder, First Holocaust Memorial Gallery in the Arabic & Islamic World; Board Member & Head of Museums Committee, International Council of Museums UAE (ICOM); ; Former Member, UAE Federal National Council

H.E. Ahmed Obaid AlMansoori is a thought leader who is dedicated to promoting peace, coexistence and tolerance throughout the Middle East and the world. A former politician who served as member of the UAE Federal National Council, today, Ahmed focuses... Read More

Inge Auerbacher

Holocaust Survivor and Author

Inge Auerbacher is an author and Holocaust survivor. An American chemist of German origin and Jewish descent, Auerbacher was born a year after the Nazis came to power. Her early life was to be defined by the Nazi regime... Read More

Misha Galperin Ph.D

Member Board of Governors, Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM)

Misha Galperin, Ph.D. is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM). He is also President of ZANDAFI Philanthropic Advisors – a firm providing consulting services to foundations, philanthropists and non-profits in developing and... Read More

Alejandro N. Mayorkas

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

Alice Wairimu Nderitu

Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations

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

Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols

Author, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Tom Nichols is a staff writer at The Atlantic. An expert on international security issues, he taught national security affairs for 25 years at the U.S. Naval War College, as well as at the Harvard Extension School, Dartmouth College,... Read More

Jeff Pegues

Chief National Affairs & Justice Correspondent, CBS News

Jeff Pegues is the CBS News chief national affairs and justice correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He joined CBS News in July 2013 and reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Since joining CBS News, Pegues led the Network’s... Read More

Neil Potts

Vice President, Trust and Safety Policy, Meta

Neil Potts currently serves as the Vice President of Trust and Safety Policy at Meta, leading a team of subject matter experts that guide the company’s strategy on issues related to Safety, Security, Extremism, and Human Rights. Neil has... Read More

Natan Sharansky

Chairman, Advisory Board, Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM)

Natan Sharansky was born in Donetsk, Ukraine. He was a spokesman for the human rights movement, a Prisoner of Zion and leader in the struggle for the right of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel. Subsequent to his request... Read More

David Tessler

Director of the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy, Meta

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


The inaugural Eradicate Hate Summit was a truly impressive gathering of leaders dedicated to finding lasting and effective solutions to violent extremism. I was particularly moved by the prominence given to survivors and family members of victims of hate and violence throughout the event. Their stories and those of so many others must be at the center of what we do and why we do it.

Vidhya Ramalingam
Vidhya Ramalingam Founder & CEO, Moonshot