Speakers

Please note: * indicates that speaker participation remains subject to official confirmation. Information on speakers remains subject to change.

Richard Aborn

Richard Aborn

President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City*

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.

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Susan Abrams

Susan Abrams

Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Susan Abrams is Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the third largest Holocaust museum in the world.

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Trish Adlesic

Trish Adlesic

Director and Producer

A Pittsburgh native, Trish Adlesic is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning documentary producer/director.

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Salam Al-Marayati

Salam Al-Marayati

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

Salam Al-Marayati is nationally recognized for his commitment to improving the public understanding of Islam and policies impacting American Muslims.

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Amarnath Amarasingam

Amarnath Amarasingam

Assistant Professor, Queen’s University

Amarnath Amarasingam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Religion, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

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Marc-André Argentino

Marc-André Argentino

Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), PhD Candidate, Concordia University

Marc-André Argentino is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and PhD candidate in the Individualized Program at Concordia University.

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D. Victoria Baranetsky

D. Victoria Baranetsky

General Counsel, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

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Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich

Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

Heidi Beirich is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy officer of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism.

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Maya Berry

Maya Berry

Executive Director, Arab American Institute

Maya Berry is executive director of the Arab American Institute (AAI).

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Tore Bjørgo

Tore Bjørgo

Director of the Center for Research on Extremism: The Far Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX)

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.

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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.

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Reverend Cassandra Bledsoe

Reverend Cassandra Bledsoe

National Chaplain, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Cassandra A. Bledsoe has been the Community Liaison to the Cleveland Chief of Police since 2014.

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Kathleen Blee

Kathleen Blee

Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Blee has published 7 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

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Robert Bone

Robert Bone

Director of Cyber Intelligence, Chainalysis

Robert Bone joined Chainalysis in May, 2021 as the Director of Cyber Intelligence after serving 25 years in U.S. Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies.

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Alina Bricman

Alina Bricman

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

Alina Bricman is the Director of EU Affairs of the Jewish advocacy and service organization B’nai B’rith International.

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Thomas Brzozowski

Thomas Brzozowski

Counsel, Domestic Terrorism in the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice

Thomas E. Brzozowski currently serves as the Counsel for Domestic Terrorism in the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Veteran, Activist

Christopher Buckley of Chickamauga, GA is an Afghanistan war veteran.

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Myrieme Churchill

Myrieme Churchill

Executive Director, Parents for Peace

Myrieme Churchill has over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist, working in variety of settings and with a range of populations in Europe, and the U.S.

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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.

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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.

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Gordon Clubb

Gordon Clubb

Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds

Dr. Gordon Clubb is a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Leeds in the UK.

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Jared Cohon

Jared 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.

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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 a leader in the fight against hate crimes, particularly in the State of Maryland.

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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 with commercial nuclear power facilities.

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Maura Conway

Maura Conway

Professor, Dublin City University (DCU)

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

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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.

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Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

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David Danks

David Danks

Professor of Data Science & Philosophy, University of California, San Diego; Steering Committee, Eradicate Hate Global Summit

David Danks is Professor of Data Science & Philosophy and affiliate faculty in Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego.

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Ilana Diamond

Ilana Diamond

Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund

As Managing Partner of 412 Venture Fund, Ilana leads fund activities, including sourcing, evaluating and investing in the Pittsburgh region’s most promising startups.

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Eric Dreiband

Eric Dreiband

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

Eric Dreiband is a partner at Jones Day, where he represents clients in investigations, litigation, and counseling in civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower, wage and hour, and other matters.

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Michael Duffin

Michael Duffin

Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State

Michael Duffin is a policy advisor for the Office of Countering Violent Extremism in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, where he oversees public diplomacy programming and engagement with the Strong Cities Network.

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Taylor Dumpson

Taylor Dumpson

Activist & Lawyer

Taylor A. Dumpson, J.D., is a 2021 President’s Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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Christie Edwards

Christie Edwards

Deputy Head, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Christie Edwards is an internationally recognized and published legal expert with over twenty years of experience working on international humanitarian and human rights law, gender, international policy and advocacy, and international community development.

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Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg

Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg is on faculty in the History Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where she specializes in modern Middle East history.

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Yaya Fanusie

Yaya Fanusie

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

Yaya J. Fanusie is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and an Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

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Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein

Director, 10.27 Healing Partnership

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.

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Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman

Policy Director, Facebook

Brian Fishman is a Policy Director at Facebook, where he leads work to counter terrorist groups, hate organizations, and criminal networks.

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Aaron Flanagan

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 music and others.

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Shirlethia Franklin

Shirlethia Franklin

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

Shirlethia Franklin is an experienced litigator and former senior U.S. Department of Justice official.

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Founder & CEO, Valens Global

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

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Tanya Gersh

Tanya Gersh

Anti-Semitism Advocate

How has a mom from Montana become a leader in fighting antisemitism?

The founder of a major neo-Nazi website orchestrated a horrific harassment campaign launching a troll storm relentlessly terrorizing Tanya Gersh and her family with anti-Semitic threats, messages and internet terrorization.  The Daily Stormer, which took its name from Hitler Nazi propaganda encouraged their followers to TAKE ACTION! after Tanya agreed to sell real estate for the mother of White Nationalist, Richard Spencer.

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Navdeep Gill

Navdeep Gill

Activist and MSc, MD Candidate

Navdeep Gill is one of the community members at the Sikh Temple of WI who played a crucial part in the response and aftermath of the mass shooting on August 5, 2012.

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Arusha Gordon

Arusha Gordon

Associate Director, James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate

Arusha Gordon leads the James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 

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Courtney Gregoire

Courtney Gregoire

General Manager and Chief Digital Safety Officer, Microsoft

Courtney Gregoire serves as General Manager & Chief Digital Safety Officer for Microsoft Corporation.

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Hugh Handeyside

Hugh Handeyside

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

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

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Babara Harding

Babara Harding

Partner, Jones Day; Former Deputy Director, Treasury Department’s White House Security Review

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

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Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden

Principal, The Chertoff Group

General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.

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Justin Herdman

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.

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Eitan Hersh

Eitan Hersh

Associate Professor, Tufts University

Eitan Hersh is associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His research focuses on US elections, voting rights, and civic participation.

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Jared Holt

Jared Holt

Resident Fellow, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)

ared Holt is a resident fellow at Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), in Washington, DC, where he researches and investigates domestic extremism and misinformation in the United States.

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Seamus Hughes

Seamus Hughes

Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University

Seamus Hughes is an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, and countering violent extremism (CVE).

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Stephen B. Jacobs

Stephen B. Jacobs

FAIA, Concentration Camp Survivor

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

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Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

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

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Gareth Joels

Gareth Joels

Supervisor, Hate and Extremism Team, Calgary Police Service

Sergeant Gareth Joels is a 23 year member of the Calgary Police Service and current supervisor of the Hate and Extremism Team. This team is made up of two sections.

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Judge John E. Jones III (Ret.)

Judge John E. Jones III (Ret.)

President, Dickinson College

Judge John E. Jones III became the President of Dickinson College in the summer of 2021.

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Puni Kalra

Puni Kalra

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

Puni Kalra has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in cross-cultural trauma.

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Rita Katz

Rita Katz

Executive Director and Founder, SITE Intelligence Group

Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, a non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing online activity of the global extremist community.

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Barry Kerzin

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.

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Jane Khodarkovsky

Jane Khodarkovsky

Trial Attorney and Human Trafficking Finance Specialis, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice*

Jane Khodarkovsky is a Trial Attorney and Human Trafficking Finance Specialist in the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Criminal Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Rachel Kleinfeld

Rachel Kleinfeld

Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict and Governance, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld advises governments, philanthropists, and activists on how democracies make major social change.

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Louisa Klingvall

Louisa Klingvall

Team Leader, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers Unit C.2 Fundamental Rights Policy

Louisa Klingvall has been a team leader in the Fundamental Rights Unit of the European Commission DG Justice since 2012

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Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

Executive Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley

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 rights and international criminal law with a particular focus on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights practice.

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Brett Kubicek

Brett Kubicek

Senior Director, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada*

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 well as a BA from the University of British Columbia.

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Hope LaFreniere

Hope LaFreniere

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Hope LaFreniere is a second-year doctoral student studying security studies and terrorism in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Andrea Lampros

Andrea Lampros

Associate Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley

Andrea Lampros is the Associate Director at the Human Rights Center and the co-founder and resiliency manager of the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab.

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Eunice Lau

Eunice Lau

Filmmaker

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

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Rhys Leahy

Rhys Leahy

Data Science Researcher, George Washington University

Rhys Leahy is a data science researcher at George Washington University where she studies online hate speech, misinformation, and information operations.

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Richard Legault

Richard Legault

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

Richard L. Legault, Ph.D. (ST) is the Senior Advisor for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science at the Science & Technology Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Brian Levin

Brian Levin

Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, Professor of Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernardino

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 legal issues.

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Timothy Lewis

Timothy Lewis

Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Timothy K. Lewis, a former federal appeals court judge, is the co-chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner.

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Beth Littrell

Beth Littrell

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

Beth Littrell is the Senior Supervisor Attorney for Special Litigation at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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Don H. Liu

Don H. Liu

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target

Don Liu is executive vice president and chief legal & risk officer for Target and a member of its executive leadership team. 

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Andrew Luger

Andrew Luger

Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney

Andy Luger, a former U.S. Attorney in Minnesota who oversaw the largest terrorism prosecution in the country, has formidable experience in the government and private practice sectors.

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Jeanette Manning

Jeanette Manning

Author and Advocate

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

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Lauren Manning

Lauren Manning

Author and Advocate

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.

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Susan Margolin

Susan Margolin

Producer, Executive Producer, St. Marks Productions LLC

Susan Margolin has built a reputation as a pioneer of home entertainment and digital distribution and a dedicated supporter of the independent filmmaking community.

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Michael Masters

Michael Masters

National Director, Secure Community Network

Michael G. Masters is the National Director & CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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Ashley Mattheis

Ashley Mattheis

Guest Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Doctoral Fellow, Center for Analysis of the Radical Right

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.

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Alexander Maugeri

Alexander Maugeri

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

Alexander Maugeri combines experience as a senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official responsible for appellate and trial litigation with a private practice background in high-stakes disputes, including with state attorneys general, involving M&A, securities, product liability and contracts.

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Mary McCord

Mary McCord

Visiting Professor of Law and Legal Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), Georgetown University Law Center

Mary McCord serves as Legal Director at ICAP and is a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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, scalable interventions to prevent and interrupt extremist radicalization.

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Elizabeth Neumann

Elizabeth Neumann

Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot, National Security Analyst, ABC News

Elizabeth Neumann is the Chief Strategy Officer for Moonshot, a social enterprise working to end online harms – such as violent extremism, disinformation, child sexual exploitation, gender-based violence, and human trafficking – by applying evidence, ethics, and human rights.

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Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen

Researcher, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley

Brian Nguyen is a researcher at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and a second-year student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Patrice O’Neill

Patrice O’Neill

Executive Producer, Not In Our Town

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

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James Pasch

James Pasch

Cleveland Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

In 2019 James Pasch became the Cleveland Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (serving Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania), having previously served on ADL’s Cleveland Regional Board.

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Arie Perliger

Arie Perliger

Professor and Director of Security Studies, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML)

Dr. Arie Perliger is a Professor and the director of the graduate program in security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism

Dr. Barbara Perry is the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism.

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John Picarelli

John Picarelli

Director, Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), U.S. Department of Homeland Security*

John T. Picarelli is the Director of the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Nick Pickles

Nick Pickles

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

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

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Courtney Radsch

Courtney Radsch

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

Dr. Radsch is an expert on the intersection of media, technology, and rights.

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Vidhya Ramalingam

Vidhya Ramalingam

Founder & CEO, Moonshot CVE

Vidhya Ramalingam is Founder and CEO of Moonshot, an organization that uses technology to disrupt and counter online harms globally.

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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.

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Nicholas Rasmussen

Nicholas Rasmussen

Executive Director, Global Institute to Counter Terrorism

Nicholas Rasmussen is a national security professional with more than 27 years in U.S. government service, Rasmussen held senior counterterrorism posts at the White House and in the U.S. Intelligence Community from 2001 to 2017.

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Alyssa Rheingold

Alyssa Rheingold

Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

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.

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Robert Rosenthal

Robert Rosenthal

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

Robert J. Rosenthal is a board member and an executive producer at The Center for Investigative Reporting.

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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.

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Oren Segal

Oren Segal

Vice President, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League

As Vice President of the Center on Extremism, Oren Segal and his team combat extremism, terrorism and all forms of hate in the real world and online.

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Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah

President, The Asian American Foundation

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

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Rasha Gerges Shields

Rasha Gerges Shields

Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor

Rasha Gerges Shields is a partner at Jones Day and a former federal prosecutor.

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Shirin Sinnar

Shirin Sinnar

Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law

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

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Amy Spitalnick

Amy Spitalnick

Executive Director, Integrity First for America

Amy Spitalnick is the Executive Director of Integrity First for America, the nonpartisan civil rights nonprofit that’s backing the landmark federal lawsuit filed by a coalition of Charlottesville community members against the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups responsible for the August 2017 violence.

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Megan Squire

Megan Squire

Professor, Elon University

Dr. Megan Squire is a professor in the department of Computer Science at Elon University (USA).

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Brette Steele

Brette Steele

Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute*

Brette Steele serves as the Director of Prevention and National Security at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

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Brian Sun

Brian Sun

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Brian Sun is a seasoned trial lawyer experienced in complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense and multijurisdictional investigation matters.

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Adam Szubin

Adam Szubin

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Adam J. Szubin joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty as a Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence in May 2017.

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Robin R. Taylor

Robin R. Taylor

Executive Director, Lawyers Without Borders

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

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David Tessler

David Tessler

Public Policy Manager, Facebook

David Tessler is the Public Policy Manager at Facebook, joining the company after nearly 20 years in public service.

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Sara K. Thompson

Sara K. Thompson

Professor of Criminology, Ryerson University and Associate Director, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)

Dr. Sara Thompson holds a BA (Hons.), MA, and Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Toronto.

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Cathrine Thorleifsson

Cathrine Thorleifsson

Researcher, Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX): Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence

Dr. Cathrine Thorleifsson is a Researcher at the Centre for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo.

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Chief Judge John Tunheim

Chief Judge John Tunheim

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota*

Judge Tunheim has served with the U.S. District Court since 1995. He was appointed Minnesota’s solicitor general in 1985 and its chief deputy attorney general in 1986.

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Alexandria Walden

Alexandria Walden

Global Head of Human Rights, Google

Alexandria is the global policy lead for human rights and free expression at Google.

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Jacob Ware

Jacob Ware

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Jacob Ware is a researcher studying far-right extremism and terrorism.

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Jessica White

Jessica White

Research Fellow, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Group

Jessica White is a Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group. Her expertise encompasses counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism methods, as well as gender mainstreaming in program design, implementation, and evaluation. 

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Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.)

Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.)

Of Counsel, Jones Day; Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Judge Williams heads Jones Day’s efforts in advancing the rule of law in Africa.

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John C. Yang

John C. Yang

President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

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

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