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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

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

Jeff Blattner

Jeff Blattner

Jeff Blattner is Board Chair of HIAS, a Jewish humanitarian organization that works in the United States and 16 other countries, providing vital services to refugees and asylum seekers of all faiths. Jeff is a Pittsburgh native and graduate... 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

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

Myrieme Churchill

Myrieme Churchill

Executive Director, Parents for Peace

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

Jennifer Ciardelli

Jennifer Ciardelli

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

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

Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke

Policy & Research Director, The Soufan Group

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

Gordon Clubb

Dr. Gordon Clubb

Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds

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

Dawn Collins

Dawn Collins

Activist

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

Richard Collins

Richard Collins

Activist

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

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

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Aaron Flanagan

Team Lead, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

Aaron Flanagan is a team lead in the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center where he oversees research of the white power movement across several ideologies including neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, the Ku Klux Klan, Holocaust denial, hate... Read More

Major Elliot Garrett

Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News

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

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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

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

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

Barry Kerzin

Founder & President, Altruism in Medicine Institute; Founder & Chairman, Human Values Institute

Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin is an American trained physician, Buddhist monk and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Adjunct Professor at HKU, and Honorary Professor at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. He is the founder and... Read More

Amina Khan

Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Amina focuses on racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism in the United States and transnationally. Amina regularly briefs faith-based communities and represents DHS with private sector partners on physical threats to critical infrastructure. Amina joined DHS after a long... 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

Louisa Klingvall

Louisa Klingvall

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

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

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

sarah marsden

Dr. Sarah Marsden

Sarah Marsden is a Senior Lecturer at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, prior to which she was a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University. Her research takes... Read More

Mary McCord

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

Cynthia Miller-Idress

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Professor of Education and Sociology, American University

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

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

Courtney Radsch

Courtney Radsch

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

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

Vidhya Ramalingam

Vidhya Ramalingam

Founder & CEO, Moonshot

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

Rajeev Ramchand

Rajeev Ramchand

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

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

Nick Rasmussen

Nicholas Rasmussen

Counterterrorism Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security

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

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold

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

Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge

Chairman, Ridge Global

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

Robert Rosenthal

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

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

Ronald Schouten

Ronald Schouten

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

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

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

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

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

David Tessler

Director of the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy, Meta

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

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The Eradicate Hate Global Summit brings together scholars, practitioners, civil society organizations, and policymakers from around the world to share best practices and lessons learned, based on data and empirical evidence, in countering hate-fueled extremism and violent narratives. No other summit, conference, or workshop brings together such an extraordinary group of world-class talent focused on dealing with the issue of hate-fueled violent extremism.

Colin Clarke
Colin Clarke Policy & Research Director, The Soufan Group