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Summit Speakers

Speakers are being added and updated to the list below daily. You can download the full Summit roster for a list of speaker bios.

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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

Edward L. Abraham

Unit Chief Edward L. Abraham leads the FBI’s UCR Program, with responsibility for statistics and national crime data collection. Unit Chief Abraham joined the UCR program in May 2022, and has been working diligently to automate manual processes, support... Read More

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Claire Abrahams

Director, Violent Extremism Prevention, Citizens Crime Commission Of New York City Incorporated

Claire is the Director of Violent Extremism Prevention at the Citizens Crime Commission. In this role, Claire directs the DEEP early intervention and terrorism prevention program, the Signals program, community outreach work, and oversees and implements all violent extremism... Read More

Adedayo Adu

Counsel to Attorney General, Department of Law & Public Safety, State of New Jersey

Adedayo Adu is Counsel to the Attorney General working on criminal initiatives. She started her career as a Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice. She was assigned to the Specialized Crimes Bureau, and then worked in... Read More

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Arthur Ago

Director, Criminal Justice Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Arthur Ago is the Director of the Criminal Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The Criminal Justice Project, which includes the Lawyers’ Committee’s Byrd Center to Stop Hate, confronts the ways in which racism... Read More

Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmed is the founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK. He is an authority on social and psychological malignancies on social media, such as identity-based hate, extremism, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. He regularly appears... Read More

Aman Ahuja

Aman is a consultant, advisor, and team builder with 15 years of experience helping organizations to develop product strategies and implement data tools. He is an advisor to Not in Our Town and the team developing data strategy for... Read More

Sharon Albert

Bold Strategies Collective

Sharon Alpert is a seasoned philanthropic executive with more than 25 years of experience advancing environmental, economic and social justice. She served as the President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, a multigenerational family foundation, with assets of... Read More

Tom Allen

Tom Allen is a lawyer who practiced for over 40 years with the global law firm Reed Smith LLP until his retirement at the end of 2021. Tom is currently an instructor with the University of Pittsburgh’s Osher Lifelong... Read More

Marissa Ambrosio

Marissa Ambrosio

Marissa Ambrosio is a senior program specialist with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). She is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Initiatives (CJI) team and supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.... Read More

Vered Andre'ev

Head of Research, Cyberwell

Vered Andre’ev has an extensive background in open-source intelligence from her accomplished service in the Israel Defense Forces. She is an interdisciplinary specialist in Arabic Linguistics as well as Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, and recently applied her expertise... Read More

Major Michaelann Andrusiak

Director, Office of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania State Police

Major Michaelann Andrusiak is a native of Berks County who now calls Montgomery County home. She was selected by Colonel Christopher Paris and appointed by Governor Josh Shapiro to lead the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security. Major Andrusiak enlisted... Read More

Sara Aniano

Disinformation Analyst, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Sara Aniano is a Disinformation Analyst at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism. She joined ADL after earning her master’s degree in communication from Monmouth University. Sara regularly tracks false and misleading narratives across various groups and platforms to... Read More

Adnan Ansari

Adnan Ansari

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Muflehun

Adnan Ansari is a co-founder and Executive Director of Muflehun. He is responsible for designing and implementing multiple violence and extremism prevention programs, and capacity building of domestic and international stakeholders. He has worked extensively in post-conflict environments to implement... 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

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Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA). He is author of the ISD reports The Propaganda Pipeline: The ISIS Fuouaris Upload Network on Facebook, El Rubio’ Lives: The Challenge Of Arabic... Read More

Bibi Bahrami

Bibi Bahrami was born and raised in Behsood, Afghanistan. She came to Muncie, Indiana in 1986 as a refugees to join her husband, Dr. Saber Bahrami, where they raised 6 beautiful children and have both been an active part... Read More

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Susan Baida

Inaugural Executive Director, Collaboratory Against Hate

Susan Baida, a diversity, equity and inclusion leader in Pittsburgh, joined Carnegie Mellon University this fall as the inaugural executive director of the Collaboratory Against Hate, a joint effort between CMU and University of Pittsburgh. The center aims to “develop... 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

Yfat Barak-Cheney

Director of International Affairs and Director of Technology and Human Rights, World Jewish Congress

Yfat Barak-Cheney is the Director of International Affairs and Director of Technology and Human Rights at the World Jewish Congress. Through her work, Yfat engages with stakeholders such as governments, international organizations, civil society and tech companies on issues... Read More

Rev. Liddy Barlow

Executive Minister of Christian Associates, Southwest Pennsylvania

The Rev. Liddy Barlow has served as Executive Minister of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania since 2014. For over 50 years, Christian Associates has convened the diverse Christians of Greater Pittsburgh to build relationships, serve the common good, and... 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

Luke Baumgartner

Luke Baumgartner

Program Manager, We The Veterans

Luke Baumgartner is a US Army veteran who served from 2017-2021. He commissioned as an active duty Field Artillery Officer from Southern Illinois University Carbondale after earning a BA in Political Science. Following his departure from active duty, Luke... 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

Maureen Bennett

Partner, Jones Day

Maureen Bennett represents life sciences and health care clients conducting global clinical trials and research collaborations. For almost 20 years, Maureen has advised clients on the contractual, regulatory, and ethical issues associated with clinical research. She negotiates clinical trial... Read More

Matthew Berger

Matthew E. Berger is a senior advisor to the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. Before joining FCAS, Berger was Hillel International’s Vice President for External Affairs and Campus Preparedness, overseeing programs that addressed antisemitism, anti-Israel activity and security concerns on... Read More

Kelly Berkell

Kelly Berkell, J.D., is the Executive Director of the Center on American Law and Extremism (CALE), a New York-based nonprofit organization. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Terrorism, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,... Read More

Luc Bernard

Director, The LIght in the Darkness

Luc Bernard is the director of The Light in the Darkness, the first videogame about the Holocaust. Released free on PS5 and the Epic Games Store, over 300 000 players have finished it worldwide so far. He uses videogames as... Read More

Jaydeep Bhatia

Jaydeep Singh Bhatia

Homeland Security Policy Coordinator, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Jaydeep Singh Bhatia currently serves as the Homeland Security Policy Coordinator at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he is responsible for developing the state’s targeted violence prevention portfolio. Prior to this role, Mr. Bhatia served as... Read More

Jeffrey S. Binkley

Founder, Maura's Voice

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

Kiran Bisla

Detective, Intelligence Services, Toronto Police Service

Kiran joined the Toronto Police Service in 2001 and is a Detective with the TPS Hate Crime Unit. She has served in this position for over 12 years. During this time she has been involved in a number of... 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

Reed Bohn-Forge

Reed Bohn-Forge

LGBTQ+, Anti-Violence, and Reproductive Justice Advocate

Reed Bohn-Forge (he/they/Reed) is an LGBTQ+, anti-violence, and reproductive justice advocate with over 15 years of community experience and formal education in social work and public health. Presently, his paid work is as a program coordinator with Forge, an... Read More

Ashleigh Bowers

Program Manager for Preventing Targeted Violence, McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University

Ashleigh Bowers is the Program Manager for Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. The Preventing Targeted Violence team addresses targeted violence and terrorism by fostering innovative solutions, connecting practitioners, and facilitating knowledge sharing throughout... Read More

Leslie Braksick

Dr. Leslie Braksick

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, My Next Season

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

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

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Cynthia Brian

Biography coming soon. ... Read More

Shawn Brokos

Shawn A. Brokos

Director, Community Security, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh; Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent; Director, Community Security, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Shawn A. Brokos became a Special Agent (SA) for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on January 7, 1996, and retired December 31, 2019 after spending 24 years in federal law enforcement. After graduating from Quantico, she was assigned... 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

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

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke

Consultant, Human Rights and Rule of Law Section, Office of Counter-Terrorism, United Nations

Jessica Burke is a consultant working on the intersection of human rights and rule of law issues at the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) as part of its Global Victims of Terrorism Support Programme. She spent six years working... Read More

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Kayla Burnside

Supervisory Training Instructor, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Kayla Burnside is a Supervisory Training Instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation where she manages the training programs for Uniform Crime Reporting, the National Incident Criminal Background Check System, and the National Crime Information Center. Prior to her... Read More

Jamie Byrd-Grant

Senior Police Officer, Houston , Texas Police Department

Senior Police Officer Jamie Byrd-Grant is a 12-year veteran with the Houston, Texas, Police Department (HPD). Throughout her career with the HPD, Officer Byrd-Grant has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help bridge the gap between... Read More

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Maddie Cannon

Maddie Cannon is Project Manager for the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). Previously, she worked as the Programming Intern with Erin Saltman at the Global Internet Forum... Read More

Courtney Cano

Courtney Cano

COO & Co-Founder, Diverting Hate

Courtney Cano is a policy advocate focused on the intersection between online radicalization, content regulation, social media policies, and the manosphere. Courtney holds a B.A. in Political Science, Religion, and Philosophy from Middlebury College and a Master of Arts... 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

Charles Chavis

Charles L. Chavis

Founding Director, John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, & Race, The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution; Assistant Professor of History and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr. is the author of the award winning book, The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State (Johns Hopkins University Press; January 2022) which investigates and... Read More

Laura Cherner

Laura Cherner

Director of Community Relations (CRC), Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Laura Cherner has specialized in the community relations field for the past seven years. Her work focuses on being an advocate and facilitator of interfaith and intergroup collaboration, social justice, government relations, and combatting antisemitism. She is a graduate... 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

Jared Cohon

Jared L. Cohon

University Professor and President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

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

Richard Collins

Richard Collins

Activist

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

Dawn Collins

Dawn Collins

Activist

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

Cordelia Coppleson

Cordelia Coppleson

Cordelia is an Assistant Attorney General, assigned to the Criminal Enforcement Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and is the chief of the Law Enforcement Training Bureau. Cordelia is responsible for helping and supporting prosecutors and law enforcement... Read More

Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Former Governor and Attorney General of Pennsylvania

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

David Curry

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Maryland State Police

David Curry is a criminal intelligence analyst employed by the Maryland State Police and assigned to the state’s fusion center since 2019. His primary role is to collect, evaluate, and analyze hate bias incidents and hate crimes in Maryland.... Read More

Priscilla Curtis

Intelligence Analyst, Chainalysis

Priscilla is an Intelligence Analyst on the Global Intelligence Team at Chainalysis. Her primary areas of focus are the use of cryptocurrencies among global extremist groups, terrorist financing and sanctioned entities and jurisdictions. She has been with Chainalysis since... Read More

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Kristin Daniels

Deputy Director, Office of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania State Police

Kristin M. Daniels was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Homeland Security at the Pennsylvania State Police in October 2020. Throughout this tenure as the Deputy Director, Ms. Daniels was appointed as the Acting Director and Homeland Security... 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

Richard H. Deane Jr.

Of Counsel, Jones Day

Rick Deane represents clients who are facing all types of criminal or civil investigations by the Department of Justice and other investigative agencies. He has extensive experience in federal grand jury investigations, trying cases in state and federal courts,... Read More

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Heather Dearman

CEO, 7/20 Memorial Foundation; Founding member, The Colorado Resilient Life Center (CORLC) and Survivors of Tragedy Outreach Program (STOP); Civil Service Specialist at the City of Aurora, Chairperson of Spirit of Aurora

Heather’s cousin Ashley was paralyzed in the July 20, 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Ashley’s unborn child and 6-year-old daughter Veronica were also killed. Heather was inspired to join the foundation in 2015 after experiencing the love and compassion the... Read More

Sarah DeGue PhD

Senior Health Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC

Dr. Sarah DeGue is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention, Research and Evaluation Branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. DeGue’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of strategies... 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

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

Michael Duffin

Michael Duffin

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

Taylor Dumpson

Taylor Dumpson

Attorney and Hate Crimes Survivor

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

Mark Dwyer

Extremism Funding Investigator, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Mark Dwyer is an Extremism Funding Investigator at ADL Center on Extremism, based out of Detroit, Michigan. Mark studies how extremists make and move money. In addition to financial investigations involving open-source intelligence and blockchain analysis, Mark specializes in... Read More

Julie Ebner

Julia Ebner is a Senior Research Fellow at ISD, specialising in far-right extremism, reciprocal radicalisation, viral disinformation, conspiracy myths and terrorism prevention. Julia advises parliamentary working groups, security agencies and tech firms, and delivers lectures in schools and universities.... 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

Kathlyn Elliott

Kathlyn Elliott Ph.D

Kathlyn Elliott earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership at Drexel University. Her research interests are preventing violent extremism through education, education in emergencies, gender and education, and global citizenship education. Kathlyn was a Fulbright Scholar in Finland for the... 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

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Drew Evans was named the Superintendent of the BCA in 2015. Prior to this role, Evans worked for the BCA Investigations Division: Homicide Unit as a special agent and senior special agent where he conducted and oversaw violent crime... 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

James Felte

Chief of the Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Jim Felte is the Chief of the Criminal Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. As Chief, he is responsible for the nationwide enforcement of the federal criminal civil rights statutes which include: hate... Read More

Daphne Felten-Green

Director of Programs, Not In Our Town; Founder and President, DSFG Solutions, LLC

Daphne Felten-Green, JD, is an attorney, civil rights trainer, mediator, and facilitator of community dialogue around equity and justice issues. She is the Director of Programs at Not In Our Town (NIOT), a movement to stop hate, address bullying,... Read More

Maia Ferdman

Founder and Principal, Bridges Intergroup Relations Consulting; Program Manager, UCLA Initiative to Study Hate

Maia Ferdman is the founder and principal of Bridges Intergroup Relations Consulting, which supports organizations and communities to build vibrant spaces of belonging – spaces celebrating our complex identities, proactively exploring our differences, and building resilient relationships between groups. Through... 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

Will Flanagan

Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

Will is a second year graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, pursuing a Master’s in Information Security Policy & Management. During his undergraduate studies at Duquesne University Will spearheaded the creation of Knights Arena, a global esports tournament ecosystem... 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

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

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

emma gamble

Emma Gamble MSW

Community Engagement & Program Manager, Lawrenceville United (LU)

Emma Gamble, MSW is the Community Engagement & Program Manager at Lawrenceville United (LU), a resident-driven non-profit organization that works to improve and protect the quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents. At LU, Emma runs programs for older... 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

Sim Gill

District Attorney, Salt Lake County

Sim Gill was first elected as the Salt Lake County District Attorney in November 2010. DA Gill is a progressive champion on issues of therapeutic justice and alternatives to prosecution. Sim believes in taking a systems approach to the... Read More

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Sharon Gilmartin

Deputy Director, Safe Stats Alliance

Sharon Gilmartin, MPH, is the Deputy Director at the Safe States Alliance and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sharon joined Safe States in 2014, bringing a 15-year background in public health injury prevention, with an emphasis in injury... Read More

Agatha Glowacki PhD

Dr. Agatha Glowacki has worked at NCTC for more than a decade on issues pertaining to terrorist threats and propaganda, radicalization and recruitment, and programs to prevent and counter violent extremism (CVE). She has expertise in both analytic and... Read More

Kristofer Goldsmith

Kristofer Goldsmith

Task Force Butler

Kristofer Goldsmith is the nation’s most recognized authority on the targeting of American troops and veterans with disinformation and extremist recruiting efforts by hostile foreign and domestic entities. After leaving the US Army at the rank of sergeant in 2007,... Read More

Paula Granger

Assistant Director, Office of Counter Terrorism, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Paula Granger is an Assistant Director in the Office of Counter Terrorism for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Currently, Ms. Granger oversees the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Unit’s activities which include supporting the buildout... Read More

Michael Gray

Partner, Jones Day

Michael Gray represents corporate clients in complex workplace and privacy matters, including class action and multiplaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, state law overtime class actions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, and trade secret and restrictive covenant matters. He... Read More

Michael B. Greenwald

Michael B. Greenwald is a senior executive for Amazon Web Services (AWS) serving as the global lead for digital assets and financial innovation. Previously, he was a managing director and director of digital asset education for Tiedemann Advisors. He... Read More

Nolan Greenwald

Nolan Greenwald has extensive experience working at high-growth technology companies focused on digital marketing and data analysis. Nolan was an Associate at Targeted Victory, a political consulting firm focused on digital strategy. She analyzed data, designed content, and executed... Read More

Michael Grey

Assistant District Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office

Michael Grey is an assistant district attorney with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. He works in the Civil Rights Division focusing on law enforcement transparency and accountability. Previously, Mr. Grey worked as a staff attorney at Louisiana Center for... 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

Justyna Gudzowska

Senior Policy & Development Advisor, The Sentry; Associate Fellow, RUSI

Justyna Gudzowska has spent her career combating financial crime. She is currently a Senior Policy & Development Advisor at The Sentry, an investigative and policy organization that seeks to disable multinational predatory networks that benefit from violent conflict, repression,... Read More

Susheel Gupta

Senior Strategic Operations Advisor, National Security, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

After eight years as the Vice-Chairperson of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Susheel Gupta joined the RCMP in a newly created role as Senior Strategic Advisor for National Security. Previously he worked with the PPSC, Department of Justice War... 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

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Magnus Hakonsen

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Mohammed Hashim

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Mohammed Hashim is the Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and previously worked as a labour organizer and human rights advocate for two decades. He has dedicated his career to supporting equity, inclusion, and community empowerment. He... Read More

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Fatma Hassan

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Lunell Haught Ph.D

Lunell Haught teaches in Gonzaga University’s Masters and Doctoral Programs in Leadership. As the owner of Haught Strategies she has consulted on management and organizational issues, frequently focusing on conflict resolution, with local and state governments, as well as... 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

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Tanya Hawkins

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Amanda Haynes

Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, European Centre for the Study of Hate, University of Limerick

Dr. Amanda Haynes is Professor of Sociology and co-Director of the European Centre for the Study of Hate at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research interests centre on the analysis of physical, discursive, and classificatory violences, and their... Read More

Ashley Marie Henderson

Community Outreach Specialist, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

Ashley Henderson is a social worker educating the public on recognizing and responding to the warning signs of mobilization toward violent extremism. After graduating magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, she moved to New Orleans to pursue her... Read More

Justin Herdman

Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney

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

Shannon Hiller

Shannon Hiller is Executive Director of the Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at Princeton University. She most recently served as founding Co-Director of BDI, following nearly a decade of work in international development and foreign policy. Shannon previously served as Assistant... Read More

Ann Hollenbeck

Partner, Jones Day

Ann Hollenbeck advises clients in the health care and life sciences industry on digital health, artificial intelligence, human subjects research, organ transplant, pharmacy/340B, and fraud and abuse matters. Ann also represents health care, life sciences, and technology companies, as... Read More

Kristine Hoover

Dr. Kristine Hoover

Professor, Chair of Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program, Gonzaga University; Past Director, Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate

Dr. Kristine F. Hoover is a professor and chair of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program. She is also the past director for the Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate. Under her leadership, the Gonzaga Center... 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

Diána Hughes

Diána Hughes

Senior Director Of Strategy And Operations, Parents For Peace

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Diána is the Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at Parents for Peace. She obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. While... 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

Rachel Hunkler

Senior Program Manager for Preventing Targeted Violence, McCain Institute at Arizona State University

Rachel Hunkler is the Senior Program Manager for Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute. In this role, she manages the Institute’s education-adjacent prevention work, including the Invent2Prevent program for high school and college students, the SCREEN Hate awareness... 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

Peter Hutchison

Director, Writer, Producer

Peter Hutchison is an award-winning filmmaker, NYT bestselling author, educator & activist. His films include “Requiem for the American Dream: Featuring Noam Chomsky” (Netflix, Amazon Prime) – a NY Times Critics Pick & #1 selling doc on iTunes – the... 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

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Asher Ireland

Antisemitism Task Force Intern, United Jewish Federation of Utah

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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

Raesha Ismaiil

Raesha has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Counselling with Distinction from the University of Canterbury. She is a self-employed educator and mental health counsellor. Raesha has her own private practice called Safehouse Consultancy and Counselling Ltd. She... Read More

Feras Ismail

Community Safety and Wellbeing Services, Peel Regional Police

Inspector Feras Ismail is a 22-year member of the Peel Regional Police and has worked in various areas including Uniform Patrol, the Street Crime and Gang Units, the Intelligence Security Section, the Training Bureau, and is now working in... Read More

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Lola Iwanoski

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Ana Izar

Ana Izar

Head, Victims of Terrorism Unit, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism

Ana Izar is an international civil servant with over fifteen years of experience in the areas of peace and security, conflict prevention and resolution, international diplomacy, human rights, disarmament, and counterterrorism. She has served for the United Nations for... Read More

Victoria Jabara

Survivor, President and Co-Founder, The Khalid Jabara Foundation

Victoria Jabara is a dedicated advocate and trailblazer in the fight against hate, and her journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive society. As a founding member and the President of the Board... 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

Steven Leonard Jacobs

Steven Leonard Jacobs returned to the Department of Religious Studies as Associate Professor and Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies on January 1, 2001 and received tenure as of August 2004. He was promoted to Full Professor as of... Read More

Jay Jacobson MD, MACP

Jay Jacobson, MD, MACP, is a Professor Emeritus at the University Of Utah School of Medicine. Trained at the U. of Florida, the CDC, and the U of Utah, he joined the Division of Infectious Disease in 1978. The... Read More

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Rishi Jain

Director of Impact, Liverpool Football Club

Rishi is Liverpool Football Club’s Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, and is responsible for managing equality, diversity and inclusion internally and externally across the organisation; aiming to ensure that the club leads the way on and off the... Read More

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Ahmed Jama

Engagement and Intervention, Yorktown Family Services

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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

Mickheila Jasmin-Beamon

Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County, New York, District Attorney’s Office

Assistant District Attorney Mickheila Jasmin-Beamon specializes in hate crimes at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Jasmin-Beamon serves as chair of the Catered Future Arts Council of Nassau County, Inc., vice chair of the Nassau County Minority Affairs... Read More

Mekenah Jensen

Mekenah Jensen

All Threats Intelligence and Preventing Targeted Violence Supervisor, Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC); Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Mekenah leads a team of subject matter experts who provide awareness and actionable intelligence to partners through analysis, training, and collaboration in an effort to prevent threats to Colorado communities. She coordinates the Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) Program that... 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

Matthew W. Johnson

Partner, Jones Day

Matt Johnson is one of the Firm’s primary contacts on practice before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), where patentability of issued patents can be challenged. Currently co-chairing the Firm’s PTAB subpractice and involved in proceedings at... Read More

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Chris Jones

Senior Researcher, Task Force Butler

Chris Jones is the Senior Researcher of Task Force Butler. After serving in the Marine Corps, Chris worked as a photojournalist for six years covering Afghanistan and the rise of extremism in the United States. In 2020 he became... Read More

Sharon Jones

Major, Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Department of Public Safety

Sharon has worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1997, and since her promotion to Sergeant in 2002, has promoted through the ranks to her current position as a Major, in the Criminal Investigations Division. In her... Read More

Christie Joseph

Christie Joseph

Senior Vice President of People and Business Administration, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, LLC

Christie Joseph is the SVP of People and Business Administration at Pegula Sports and Entertainment, LLC (PSE) and has over 20 years of human resources experience. Christie is responsible for overseeing all people and culture initiatives for PSE, Buffalo... Read More

Rich Jureller

Vice President of Community Relations, Buffalo Sabres; President, Buffalo Sabres Foundation

Rich Jureller serves as vice president of community relations for the Buffalo Sabres and is president of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. Since joining the team in 2005, he has helped raise over 9 million dollars for the Buffalo Sabres... Read More

Bryson L. Justice

Intelligence Analyst, West Virginia Fusion Center

Bryson Justice began his time with the West Virginia Fusion Center in 2022. He is the Critical Infrastructure Point of Contact (POC) for the West Virginia Fusion Center. Mr. Justice has experience in Call Detail Records (CDR) Mapping and Open... Read More

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Brianna Kablack

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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

Emily Kaufman

Associate Director of Investigative Research, Anti -Defamation League

Emily Kaufman is an Associate Director of Investigative Research for the ADL Center on Extremism. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut and completed her Master of Science at the London School of Economics and Political... Read More

Harsirat Kaur

Harsirat Kaur

Community Organizer, South Asian Network

Harsirat (her-see-rut) Kaur is a community organizer at South Asian Network, a nonprofit organization based in SoCal that offers support to low-income South Asians living in the area with public benefits, citizenship application assistance, language support, domestic violence support,... Read More

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Hannah Kaye

Hannah Kaye is the daughter of Lori Kaye, who was murdered at Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019. As a survivor of the shooting, alongside her father, Dr. Howard Kaye, Hannah is honored to have been given the... Read More

Daniel Kelley

Director of Strategy and Operations, Center for Technology and Society, Anti -Defamation League

Daniel Kelley (he/him/his) is the Director of Strategy and Operations of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Center for Technology and Society (CTS). CTS works through research and advocacy to fight for justice and fair treatment for all in digital social... Read More

Michael Kenney

Michael Kenney

Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center, and Professor of International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Kenney is the Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center, and Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Kenney teaches and conducts research on high-risk activism and political... 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

Patricia Kickland

Patricia Kickland is a Program Manager with the Hawaii State Fusion Center. Her main job duties are outreach, education, and training on topics related to violent extremism and targeted violence/terrorism prevention. She also supports other fusion center operations. Previously... Read More

Mikyung Kim-Molina

Mikyung Kim-Molina is a Regional Project Manager for the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). Mikyung has overseen numerous regional initiatives including cyber resilience, public safety information sharing, interoperable communications, and public information and warning. She also oversees the... 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

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

Barry M. Koch Esq., CAMS, CFCS

Independent Consultant and Private Attorney

Barry Koch is an independent consultant and private attorney recognized internationally as an expert in the field of anti-money laundering compliance and risk management. Prior to establishing his current consulting practice, in which he provides expert witness services in... 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

Rachel Kowert

Rachel Kowert PhD

Research Director, Take This

Rachel Kowert is a research psychologist and the Research Director of Take This. She is a world-renowned researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, including their impact on physical, social, and psychological well-being. She has spoken about... 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

Jason C. Krayl

Deputy Chief, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice/ NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Jason C. Krayl was promoted to Deputy Chief of Detectives for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (NJDCJ) and Bureau Chief of the Operations Bureau at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJ OHSP) in... Read More

Matt Kriner

Matt Kriner

In his capacities, Matt specializes in researching and analyzing militant accelerationism, US domestic violent extremism, transnational far-right extremism, extremist exploitation of digital and social media technologies, threat assessment and radicalization. Matt is a consultant for the US Department of... 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

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Samantha Kutner

Fellow, The Khalifa Ihler Institute; Co-founder and Chief Intelligence Officer, Glitterpill LLC

Samantha Kutner is the co-founder and Chief Intelligence Officer at Glitterpill LLC. She is also a fellow of the Khalifa Ihler Institute and the Accelerationist Research Consortium and a sector facilitator on positive interventions in gaming and gaming-adjacent spaces... 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

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Danny Laesch

Managing Editor, Journal of Hate Studies, Gonzaga University; Psychotherapist, Connecting Branches Counseling

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Galen Lamphere-Englund

Galen Lamphere-Englund

Galen Lamphere-Englund is a senior research and strategic communication consultant with over 14 years of experience at the intersection of violent extremism, conflict, migration, and technology. Galen’s work examines how various forms of radicalization can lead to violence and... Read More

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Michael Lara

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager, Boston Red Sox & Fenway Sports Management

Michael Lara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California before attending the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied Business Management Economics. Michael moved to Boston during the summer of 2014 to pursue his graduate degree in... 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

Tisha Leonardo-Santiago

Tisha Leonardo-Santiago

Tisha (Tee) Leonardo-Santiago is the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights’ first Latinx Director of Outreach and Community Relations. A second-generation Latinx Hudson County native and a first-generation college graduate earning their undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice... Read More

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Brian Levin

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

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

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Adela Levis

Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State

Dr. (des.) Adela Levis is the Academic & Think-Tank Liaison for the Global Engagement Center, where she is responsible for promoting and enabling research-driven counter-disinformation efforts across the organization, the US interagency, and with partner nation governments. She has... Read More

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Dr. Matthew Levitt

Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of its Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and runs a working group on countering violent... 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

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Gina Scott Ligon

Director, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center, University of Nebraska Omaha

Gina Ligon is the founder and director of NCITE – the largest counterterrorism and targeted violence research consortium in the U.S. She is an internationally known industrial-organizational psychologist with proven terrorism expertise in both the academic and policy spheres.... Read More

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Sally Lynch

STOP

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Sigal Mandelker

Former Deputy Secretary of Treasury

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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

Kaitlin Martin

Intelligence Analyst, Russian linguist, Chainalysis

Kaitlin is an Intelligence Analyst and Russian linguist on the Global Intelligence Team, where she supports and leads data collections related to cryptocurrency use by sanctioned entities and jurisdictions, terrorist and extremist groups, and nation-state threat actors. In this... Read More

Orlando Martinez

Detective, Los Angeles California Police Department

Detective Orlando Martinez has been a sworn police officer for 29 years, and he is currently assigned to the prestigious Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD. He has been a detective for more than 20 years, during which he investigated... Read More

Dr. Ashley Mattheis

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

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Sean Mattocks

Police Sergeant, City of San Jose

Sean Mattocks has twenty years of law enforcement experience with the City of San Jose. Throughout his career e have worked a variety of assignments including Special Operations, Field Training Officer, School Liaison Officer, and Bureau of Investigations. He... Read More

Alexander Maugeri

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

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

Tony McAleer

Tony spent 15 years in the white supremacist and neo-nazi movements, starting as a skinhead and evolving to leadership positions and was instrumental in ushering in the internet building one of the first white supremacist websites for Resistance Records... Read More

Tracey McCants Lewis

Chief People Officer and General Counsel, Pittsburgh Penguins

Tracey McCants Lewis is Chief People Officer and General Counsel for the Pittsburgh Penguins. She is the immediate past director of the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education at Duquesne University School of Law and tenured Associate Clinical Professor... 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

Daniel J. McCoy

Associate Director, Fusion Center Executive, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Danny McCoy is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with 24 years of experience in local, state and federal government operations—including emergency, intelligence, logistics, public works, and regulatory operations. Danny’s senior executive business acumen has been shaped by active duty,... Read More

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David McDonald

David McDonald is the Superintendent of the South Allegheny School District which is located in the Pittsburgh region. David has been in the field of education for 25 years; he began his career as a middle school English teacher... Read More

Michele McMurray

Vice President, Program and Community Engagement, The Pittsburgh Foundation

In December of 2020, Michelle McMurray, MSW, was named vice president of Program and Community Engagement and is responsible for the strategic direction, development and management of the Foundation’s core grant-making programs. Michelle joined the Foundation in 2014 and... Read More

Joseph Melnik

Partner, Jones Day

Joe Melnik’s practice is focused on technology licensing, technology commercialization, and other technology-related transactions. Joe counsels clients on complex transactions related to a broad range of technologies including software, semiconductors, energy, data and network security, and consumer devices. He... Read More

Alyssa Mendoza

Head, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Business Integration, Activision Blizzard

Alyssa Mendoza has served as Head of DE&I Business Integration at Activision Blizzard since December 2022. In this role, she focuses on incorporating inclusive practices into every aspect of Activision Blizzard’s operations, from designing more inclusive and welcoming games... Read More

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Larry Menzie LCSWR

Co-Executive Director and Founder, Queens Counseling for Change (QCC); Co-Executive Director and Founder, New York Counseling for Change (NYCC)

Larry Menzie, LCSWR, is the Co-Executive Director and Founder of two New York, Queens-based agencies, Queens Counseling for Change (QCC), and New York Counseling for Change (NYCC). Receiving his MSW from Columbia University in 1994, he is a licensed... Read More

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Katharina Meredith

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Stronger After

Katharina Meredith is the executive director of Stronger After, a non-profit helping people who have disengaged from high-control groups. She is a doctoral student and project coordinator at the Violent Extremism Research Group under the mentorship of Dr. John... Read More

Arno Michaelis

Author and Speaker

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Arno Michaelis was a neo-Nazi skinhead, a reverend of a self-declared Racial Holy War, and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion, which sold 20,000 CDs and is still popular with racists... Read More

Phyllis Zimbler Miller

Filmaker, Author, and Playwright,

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is an Los-Angeles based filmmaker, author, and playwright who is the co-host of the antisemitism podcast NEVER AGAIN IS NOW on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. She is the founder of the nonfiction Holocaust theater project... 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

Tal-Or Cohen Montemayor

Founder and Executive Director, CyberWell

Tal-Or Cohen Montemayor, Adv., is the founder and Executive Director of CyberWell – the first ever open database dedicated to fighting online antisemitism. Tal-Or is an expert in digital social platforms, hate speech and extremism. She focuses on online... 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

Sarah Moore

Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremism Analyst, Anti Defamation League

Sarah M. Moore (she/her) is the Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremism Analyst for ADL and GLAAD focused on countering anti-LGBTQ+ extremism and hate. She recently received her master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology,... Read More

Amalia Mora

Academic Coordinator, UCLA Initiative to Study Hate

Amalia C. Mora is an ethnomusicologist whose research focuses on the intersection of performance practices with gender-based violence. In addition to her position at UCLA, she is an adjunct lecturer in the online Human Rights Practice Program and an... Read More

Christopher Morrison

Partner, Jones Day

Chris Morrison’s practice sits at the intersection of litigation and intellectual property rights, whether those rights are publicized in patents and trademarks, secured by licenses, or maintained as trade secrets. For 20 years, clients have turned to Chris for... Read More

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Delvina Lorraine Morrow

Vice President of Community Affairs and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Pittsburgh Penguins

Delvina Lorraine Morrow, has provided leadership in strategic thinking and community development in the nonprofit sector, for-profit sector, life sciences, technology, and now sports. Delvina has dedicated her career to bringing people together, and advancing missions, as a community... Read More

Matthew Mullen

Head of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination, FWC26, FIFA

Matthew Mullen holds a Ph.D. in Human Rights and Peace Studies. He has had the privilege of working on a wide range of human rights and peace projects, from small-holding dairy farms in Ethiopia and conflict-affected communities in Myanmar... Read More

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Chardon Murray

Fellow, Khalifa Ihler Insittute; Data and Research Lead, Glitterpill LLC; Lecturer in Criminology, UNC Wilmington

Prof. Murray has specialized in terrorism and violent extremism within the United States for two decades. Her deep-seated expertise is complemented by a diverse background that bridges government, politics, and academia, positioning her as a key figure in instructional,... 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

Elizabeth Neumann

Elizabeth Neumann

Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot

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

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

Jordy Nijenhuis

Director, Dare to be Grey

Jordy Nijenhuis is a storyteller, campaigner, consultant and trainer based in The Netherlands. He is the director of Dare to be Grey, an award winning organisation that aims to counter polarisation, disinformation and hate. He co-founded the European Observatory... 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

Robert Örell

Independent Expert, PCVE/CT; Co-Chair, RAN Rehabilitation

Robert Örell has more than two decades of experience in the P/CVE field working with the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremists. For more than fifteen years he provided interventions with clients in exit work. For ten years he... Read More

Brad Orsini

Senior National Security Advisor, Secure Community Network

Bradley W. Orsini joined the Secure Community Network (SCN) as the Senior National Security Advisor in January 2020. SCN is the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America, formed under the auspices of The... Read More

Fernán Osorno

Fernán Osorno has over 8 years of experience in education and program management, giving him a strong understanding of what it takes to develop and implement successful teams, policies, and programs that meet the academic and co-curricular needs of... Read More

Mike Pappas

Mike Pappas

CEO/Co-Founder, Modulate

Mike Pappas is the CEO/Co-founder of Modulate, which works with studios like Riot Games and Rec Room to foster safer and more inclusive online voice chat. Mike’s work at Modulate ranges from developing new partnerships within the industry, monitoring... Read More

GiTonya Parker

Grants Writer/Manager, Richmond Police Department

GiTonya L. Parker works for the City of Richmond Police Department as a Grants Writer/Manager. She shares her experience and passion for grant writing, mentoring program development, leadership, and community partnerships as a public speaker and consultant. Ms. Parker... Read More

Joe Parsons

Partner, Jones Day

Joe Parsons defends clients against high-profile nationwide and statewide collective liability, class action, and unfair competition litigation. He has extensive experience in crafting, developing, and executing complex case strategy from discovery to dispositive motions to trial, including across jurisdictions... 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

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Steven D. Patterson CFE

Mr. Patterson is the Deputy Director of the West Virginia Fusion Center (WVFC). He began his time with the West Virginia Fusion Center as a volunteer Fusion Liaison Officer (FLO) in 2014, was hired as an Intelligence Analyst in... Read More

Scott Payne

Retired Special Agent Scott D. Payne served in law enforcement for 28 years. Payne began his law enforcement career at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville, South Carolina, where he worked for five years as a Uniform Patrol Officer... Read More

Nubia Peña

Senior Advisor - Equity & Opportunity, Office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox; Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

Ms. Nubia Peña is the Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity to Governor Cox and the Director for the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs where their mission is to promote an inclusive climate for Utah’s growing diverse community through... Read More

Arie Perliger

Dr. Arie Perliger

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

Barbara Perry

Dr. Barbara Perry

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

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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Stephen Piggott

Stephen Piggott directs Western States Center’s Momentum Program to combat the rise of white nationalism in the United States. Stephen is an expert on various forms of right-wing extremism, including white nationalism and the organized anti-immigrant/anti-Muslim movements. Stephen has... Read More

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Ben Popp

Ben is a researcher for the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), specializing in far-right extremism and white supremacy. He graduated from the M.A. Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, where his thesis... Read More

Densil R. Porteous

Executive Director & CEO, Stonewall Columbus

Densil has over 20 years engaging in nonprofit work as a volunteer and leader, at local and national levels, primarily working with organizations focused on issues of equity and access. Porteous’ nonprofit service work has been with groups like... Read More

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Millie Radovic

Biography coming soon. ... 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

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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

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

Thomas Renard

Dr. Thomas Renard is Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), a think-and-do tank based in The Hague, Netherlands. His research focuses on (counter-)terrorism and (counter-)radicalisation in Europe. His recent research has focused on the evolution of counter-terrorism... Read More

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Raymond Reyes

Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Gonzaga University

Dr. Raymond F. Reyes currently serves as the Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He has also served as the Interim Director for Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement. Prior to... Read More

Patrick Riccards

Executive Director & CEO, Life After Hate

Patrick Riccards is executive director and CEO of Life After Hate, the nation’s leader in the violence intervention community and the first nonprofit in the United States dedicated to helping individuals disengage from violent hate groups and hateful online... Read More

Valiant Richey

Global Head of Outreach and Partnerships for Trust & Safety, Tiktok

Valiant (Val) Richey is the Global Head of Outreach and Partnerships for Trust & Safety at TikTok. He leads a team that oversees transparency initiatives, user empowerment programs, and engages civil society to enhance safety on the platform. Prior... 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

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

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Jonathan Russell

International Director, Violence Prevention Network, Violence Prevention Network

Jonathan Russell is International Director at Violence Prevention Network (VPN), Germany’s leading practitioner hub for the prevention of violent extremism. He has more than a decade of experience in P/CVE, working across the public, private and civil society sector all... Read More

Nayli Russo-Long

Vice President of People & Strategy, Pittsburgh Pirates

As Vice President of People & Strategy for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Nayli Russo-Long actively leads the People & Culture and Business Strategy departments, serving as a strategic advisor to the president and the executive team. In this role, she... Read More

Holly Ryan

Threat Assessment Specialist, Lakeville Area Schools, Minnesota

Holly Ryan is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked in the Lakeville Area Schools for 22 years. She is currently the district’s Threat Assessment Specialist where she is responsible for the implementation, training and coordination of district... Read More

Roman Samotný

Roman has studied journalism at the Comenius University in Bratislava. During his studies, as well as after he graduated from the University, he has been working as a screenwriter and dramaturge for various media. From 2010 he is a... Read More

Prabha Sankaranarayan

President and CEO, Mediators Beyond Borders

Prabha Sankaranarayan is the President and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders International, (https://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/) an international impact organization whose mission is to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide. She is committed to partnership, as evidenced by the... Read More

Neil Saul

Senior Program Coordinator for Preventing Targeted Violence, McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University

Neil Saul serves as the Senior Program Coordinator for Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Saul worked as a program coordinator with the Cato Institute... 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

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Dr. Hans Jakob Schindler

Following a career with the federal government of Germany from 2001 to 2011, within the private sector from 2011 to 2013 and as a member and Coordinator of the ISIL, al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team of the United Nations... Read More

Olivia Schnitzer

Olivia "Sunny" Schnitzer

Sunny Schnitzer is a policy advisor at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). In this role, Ms. Schnitzer provides policy oversight, develops funding solicitations and recommendations, and directs training and technical assistance... Read More

Noah Schoen

Noah Schoen is a community organizer, oral historian and co-founder of Meanings of October 27th, an oral history project that has interviewed over 100 Jewish and non-Jewish Pittsburghers about their life histories and reflections on the October 27th, 2018... Read More

Coby Schoffman

Coby Schoffman

Director of Security, Democracy and Misinformation, Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Coby Schoffman is currently serving as the Director of Security, Democracy and Misinformation work at the Bay Area-based Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust. Mr. Schoffman previously served as the Founder and Executive Director of The Nation Foundation. He... 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

Scott Schubert

Scott Schubert

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

Clara Schwartz

Director of Partnerships and Strategy, Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS)

Clara Schwartz is the Director of Partnerships of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. She focuses on building relationships with Jewish and non-Jewish organizations to further advance FCAS’ mission to raise awareness about the modern day antisemitism. Prior to joining... Read More

Ryan Scrivens Ph.D.

Ryan Scrivens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is also an Associate Director at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University in Canada and a Research Fellow at... Read More

Joshua Seftel

Joshua Seftel

Film Director, Stranger at the Gate film; Founding Director, Smartypants Pictures

Joshua Seftel is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker known for directing the Emmy®-winning landmark series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the feature film War, Inc. starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Ben Kingsley, and his regular appearances on CBS Sunday... 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

Murtaza Shaikh

Dr. Murtaza Shaikh

Online Safety Principal, OfCom

Dr. Shaikh is an Online Safety Principal at Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. Following the passage of the Online Safety Bill, Ofcom will have powers to require online services to minimise the presence and spread of illegal and harmful... 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

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Darcus Shorten

Homicide Detective, Houston Police Department

In the dramatic book, “Faces of Evil” written by Lois Gibson, she described Darcus Shorten as a “Rookie Homicide Detective,” who entered her office to do a reconstruction sketch of a little girl who had been found half-submerged in... Read More

Jay N. Silberblatt Esq.

Mr. Silberblatt is a partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Silberblatt Mermelstein, P.C. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Allegheny College in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980 where... 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

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Jennifer Skinner

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Intergovernmental Research

Biography coming soon. ... Read More

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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

Donna Smith

Director - Social Justice Resource Center, Center of Life

Donna Smith is a dedicated advocate for social justice and community empowerment. Serving as the director of the Social Justice Resource Center at the Center of Life, she has devoted her career to effecting positive change in underserved communities.... Read More

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Shan Soe-Lin MPH, PhD

Undergraduate Capstone Instructor, Jackson School of Global Affairs; Managing Director, Pharos Global Health Advisors

Shan specializes in developing solutions to complex strategic, organizational and operational issues affecting global health non-profit organizations, private philanthropies, multilaterals, and US health care payer and provider systems. Through her tenures with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Recon Strategy,... Read More

Dr. Erroll Southers

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

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

Amy Spitalnick

Amy Spitalnick

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

Andrés Spokoiny

Andrés Spokoiny

President and CEO, Jewish Funders Network

Andrés is a longtime Jewish communal leader with a history of leading successful organizational transformations. He served as the CEO of Federation CJA in Montreal and, prior to that, Andrés worked for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Community (JDC)... Read More

Dr. Megan Squire

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

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

Brette Steele

Brette Steele

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

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

Jessica Stern

U.S. Special Envoy To Advance The Human Rights Of LGTBQI+, US Department of State

Appointed by President Biden, Jessica Stern serves as the Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons. Special Envoy Stern leads U.S. efforts to protect LGBTQI+ persons globally from violence... Read More

Erika Strassburger

Erika Strassburger

Erika Strassburger is a member of Pittsburgh City Council, proudly serving the residents of the City’s 8th District. She is the first woman elected to this seat. Before her election, Erika served as Chief of Staff for her predecessor,... Read More

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Pete Stuart

Managing Director, Impact Strategy & Development, NASCAR

As Managing Director, Impact Strategy & Development for NASCAR, Pete Stuart oversees the league’s strategies for sustainability, community engagement, STEM education, corporate volunteerism and other social initiatives. Pete led the development and launch of NASCAR IMPACT, the U.S. motorsport’s... Read More

Rachel Stuckey

Senior Threat Manager, Walmart, Inc.

Rachel Stuckey is a Senior Threat Manager for Walmart, Inc., where she is responsible for teaching and training associates about workplace violence prevention. She is currently pursuing her CTM (Certified Threat Manager) certification through ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment... Read More

Derika B. Sutton

Program Analyst, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Derika B. Sutton entered on duty with the FBI on July 6, 2010, as a Legal Instruments Examiner in the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section. She also worked as a Legal Administrative... Read More

Vanitha Swaminathan

Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing, University of Pittsburgh; Director of the Center for Branding, University of Pittsburgh’s School of Business

Vanitha Swaminathan is Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Center for Branding at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Business. Her research focuses on branding strategy with a particular emphasis... Read More

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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

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Mary Pat Theuthart J.D., LL.M.

Professor Treuthart began her law teaching career after serving a judicial clerkship and working at Warren County Legal Services in New Jersey as a staff attorney and the program director where her primary caseload consisted of civil cases including... Read More

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Sara K. Thompson Ph.D

Professor of Criminology, Toronto Metropolitan University

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

Kenneth Thompson MD

Kenneth S. Thompson, MD, graduated from Kenyon College and Boston University School of Medicine. He is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. After his psychiatric residency at the Einstein College of Medicine and postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services... Read More

Dr. Cathrine Thorleifsson

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

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

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

Khara Timsina

Mr. Timsina was born in Bhutan, lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for nearly two decades and came to the US in 2009. He cofounded BCAP in 2012, He served on Racial Equity Subcommittee on COVID Vaccination of... Read More

Laura Tuell

Global Partner-in-Charge of Pro Bono, Jones Day

Laura Tuell is the Global Partner-in-Charge of Pro Bono. Laura has long been one of the Firm’s most active pro bono practitioners. She has represented numerous immigrants seeking asylum, particularly women seeking protection against gender persecution. Laura also has... Read More

Hamimah Tuyan

Hamimah is a trained Speech and Language Therapist / Pathologist. She holds a PhD in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She lost her husband, Zekeriya Tuyan, in the terrorist attack at two mosques... Read More

Sarah Tyler

Network Coordinator, Moonshot

Sarah Tyler is the Network Coordinator at Moonshot, where she brings four years of experience in supporting local and global networks. Prior to joining Moonshot, Sarah supported external communications and programming at the Peacemakers Network to increase the role... Read More

Sister Janice Vanderneck

Founding Director, Casa San José

Sister Janice Vanderneck is the Founding Director of Casa San José. She is a Catholic religious sister with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, and she has worked in Latin America, educating and organizing community members to think... Read More

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Michal Vašečka

Dr. Michal Vašečka, PhD. (1972) is sociologist by background and focuses his interests on issues of ethnicity, race, antisemitism, and migration studies. As an Associate Professor he operates at the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA) since 2015,... 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

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Benjamin Voce-Gardner

Director of the Office of Counter Terrorism, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Benjamin Voce-Gardner currently serves as the Director of the Office of Counter Terrorism for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating counterterrorism outreach to public and private... Read More

Lorena Vollrath-Bueno

Vice President of Education and Engagement, National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA)

Lorena Vollrath-Bueno began her career as a prosecutor in 2003 at the Leon County, Florida, State Attorney’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit. She also worked in the Orange County, Florida, State Attorney’s Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit, from February 2005 through... Read More

Stevie Voogt

Stevie Voogt

Director of People and Culture, Moonshot

Stevie is Director of People & Culture at Moonshot, an organisation focused on disrupting and reducing online harms across the globe. During her 7 years at Moonshot, Stevie has developed safety protocols for conducting high-risk research, established mental health... Read More

Veronica Walker

Assistant State Attorney, Broward County

Ms. Veronica Walker serves as the lead prosecutor of the Broward County State Attorney’s Office Hate Crimes Unit, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As a prosecutor, Veronica has argued several jury trials to verdict. She reviews all hate crime cases... Read More

Mark Walters

Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Deputy Head of Sussex Law School, University of Sussex (UK)

Mark Walters is a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and Head of Research at Sussex Law School, University of Sussex (UK). His research interests are focused primarily on hate crime studies, as well as criminal law and criminal... Read More

Michael Waltman

Associate Professor of Communication, University of North Carolina

Michael Waltman (PhD) is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina. His research examines the social and political uses of hate speech. His research typically examines texts that are important to the formation of identity for... Read More

Lu-in Wang

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh

Lu-in Wang serves as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. Her scholarship examines ordinary and extraordinary forms of discrimination and the connections between them. Her recent work explores the legal implications... 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

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Lloyd Watkins

Jefferson County, Alabama, District Attorney’s Office

Lloyd Watkins has over 28 years of law enforcement experience as a deputy sheriff, and 16 years in an investigator capacity. Mr. Watkins is also an ordained bishop within the Church of God denomination. He has extensive experience in... Read More

Jen Weedon

Jen Weedon

Head of Redteaming and Adversarial Planning, Niantic Labs

Jen Weedon is an experienced and cross-functional leader in ensuring safer experiences online. She began her career in the cybersecurity industry, working to anticipate threats and contextualize their impacts through intelligence analysis and risk management across government, industry, and... Read More

Larry Weiser

Co-President, Spokane Area Jewish Family Services; Board Member, Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate

Professor Larry A. Weiser was on the faculty of Gonzaga Law School beginning in 1981. He was conferred the honor of Professor Emeritus of Gonzaga University in 2016. At Gonzaga Law School, he was director of clinical law programs... 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

Cory Weiss

Executive Director, Communications Strategy, World Jewish Congress

Cory Weiss serves as the Executive Director of Communications Strategy for the World Jewish Congress. With a decade of experience at the WJC working on communications, advocacy, and Holocaust remembrance projects, he currently leads the organization’s #WeRemember Campaign as... Read More

Jessica White

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

Raymond Anthony Whitfield

5/14 Survivor; ; President, PURSUIT of tRUTH

Raymond is the son of Mrs. Ruth E. Whitfield, the eldest of ten victims in the May 14 Buffalo, NY grocery store massacre. Having spent twenty-five years in the broadcast industry in the Buffalo, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City... 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

Cassius Wilkinson

Counter-Extremism Operations Lead, Discord

Cassius Wilkinson is the Counter-Extremism Operations Lead at Discord, where he and his team work to detect and disrupt the spread of extremist content, and neutralize the exploitation of the platform by extremist actors. Prior to joining Discord, Wilkinson... 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

Alex Wilson

Partner, Jones Day

Alex Wilson is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in cross-border and corporate investigations. He assists clients facing complex criminal, regulatory, and asset forfeiture investigations and advises on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, the Foreign Corrupt... 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

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

Melissa Zisler PhD

Chief, National Threat Evaluation & Reporting (NTER) Program Office,, Office of Intelligence & Analysis, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Melissa Zisler is a career intelligence professional with the Department of Homeland Security. Currently, Melissa serves as the Chief of the National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program Office, providing training and tools to assist our partners with... 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.

Tom Ridge
Tom Ridge Chairman, Ridge Global
Join us in Pittsburgh September 27-29, 2023