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September 19 - 21, 2022 | Pittsburgh, PA

Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022

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September 19 - 21, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers

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

Brenda Abdelall

Brenda Abdelall

Assistant Secretary for Partnership & Engagement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

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

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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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Trish Adlesic

Trish Adlesic

Director and Producer

A Pittsburgh native, Trish Adlesic is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning documentary producer/director.  She teamed with director Josh Fox and HBO to produce Gasland and Gasland Part II

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Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Executive Director and Trustee, Philip Chosky Foundation

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman is the business manager of the law firm of Ainsman Levine, LLC, and the Executive Director and Trustee of the Philip Chosky Foundation. 

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Jennifer Akin

Jennifer Akin

Blue Star Families

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

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Feyisola Akintola

Feyisola Akintola

Manager, Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh

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

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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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Abdullah Antepli

Abdullah Antepli

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

Imam Antepli is a globally acknowledged scholar and leader of cross-religious and cross-cultural dialogue in American higher education and in non-profit world.

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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 PhD candidate at Concordia University, Montreal, in the Individualized program where he is supervised by professors in the departments of Theological Studies, the Centre for Engineering in Society and the Institute of Information System Engineering.

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Raney Aronson-Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath

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

Raney Aronson-Rath is the editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE, PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series, and is a leading voice on the future of journalism. Aronson-Rath oversees FRONTLINE’s acclaimed investigative reporting on air and online, and directs the series’ editorial vision — executive producing more than 20 in-depth documentaries each year on critical issues facing the country and the world.

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Tina Atherall

Tina Atherall

D.S.W., LMSW, Chief Executive Officer, PsychArmor

Dr. Tina Atherall is a social innovation strategist with a concentration in nonprofit leadership. She is the CEO of PsychArmor and works with communities educating and advocating for critical support for those who have served and their families.

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Zack Baddorf

Zack Baddorf

 Military Veterans in Journalism

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

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Lauren Bairnsfather

Lauren Bairnsfather

Executive Director, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather has served as the Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh since 2015 and has been involved with the effort to rebuild the Tree of Life since 2019.

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Patricia M. Barron

Patricia M. Barron

Deputy Assistant Secretary of  Military Community and Family Policy

Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Barron was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy in January 2021.

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James Barrett

James Barrett

 Director, Clinical Support Unit at Cambridge Police Department

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.

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Nick Bauer

Nick Bauer

Public Policy Manager, Google

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

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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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Andy Berke

Andy Berke

Special Representative, Broadband

Andy Berke joined NTIA as Special Representative for Broadband in January 2022. Prior to joining NTIA, Berke served as Mayor of Chattanooga from 2013 to 2021.

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Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein

Managing Partner, Woodland Management

Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015.  As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael oversees the Fund’s investment committee and sits on several portfolio companies’ Boards.

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Jeffrey S. Binkley

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.

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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.  He is also the Director of MIIS’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, where he directs research on domestic terrorism, terrorism finance, recruitment, propaganda and the use of special operations to counter transnational threats.

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Pastor Mark E. Blue

Pastor Mark E. Blue

President, Buffalo Branch NAACP

Pastor Mark E. Blue was born in the City of Buffalo. He joined the United States Air Force Reserve in 1983 and retired in 2003 with the rank of Master Sergeant. 

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Kurt Braddock

Kurt Braddock

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communications, American University

American University. Kurt also holds faculty fellow positions at the SOC’s Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) and the Center for University Excellence’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL).

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William Braniff

William Braniff

Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

William Braniff is the Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and a Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland.

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Elana Broitman

Elana Broitman

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

Elana Broitman is SVP of Public Affairs at Jewish Federations of North America, where she directs advocacy efforts and government affairs.

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Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Founder, 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.

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Thomas Brzozowski

Thomas Brzozowski

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

Thomas E. Brzozowski currently serves as the Counsel for Domestic Terrorism in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Kim Shayo Buchanan

Kim Shayo Buchanan

Senior Research Scholar at Center for Policing Equity

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

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Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Afghanistan Veteran, Former White Supremacist, Founder of TRP(Trauma Recovery Program) , interventionist and speaker at Parents For Peace.

Former extremist and interventionist at Parents for Peace, is an Afghanistan war veteran.

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Sara Winegar Budge

Sara Winegar Budge

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

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

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Mary Bunn

Mary Bunn

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

Mary Bunn, PhD, LCSW is a Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry.

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Judge Kevin S. Burke

Judge Kevin S. Burke

Senior District Judge Hennepin County, Minnesota

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

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Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC)

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

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Jeremy Butler

Jeremy Butler

Chief Executive Officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Jeremy is the Chief Executive Officer but joined the staff of IAVA back in 2015 where he worked in various capacities with the Development Team helping with fundraising.

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Lucy Calladine

Lucy Calladine

YouTube Public Policy

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

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Alison Campbell

Alison Campbell

Senior Technical Advisor at Internews

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

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Debra Caplan

Debra 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.

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Emma Cardeli

Emma Cardeli

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

Dr. Cardeli has over a decade of clinical experience working with trauma-affected children, adolescents, adults, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and in a myriad of clinical settings.

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Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri

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

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Humberto Carolo

Humberto Carolo

Executive Director, White Ribbon

Humberto is the Executive Director at White Ribbon. He is a gender-based violence prevention specialist with 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector with expertise in gender equality, human rights, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ2+ advocacy, community development and multi-sectoral partnerships.

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Aloke S. Chakravarty

Aloke S. Chakravarty

Partner, Snell & Wilmer, Former Federal Prosecutor

Aloke Chakravarty is the co-chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection practice group and the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy practice.

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Stephanie Chau

Stephanie Chau

Carlton Fields

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

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Joseph Chenelly

Joseph Chenelly

 National Executive Director, American Veterans (AMVETS)

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

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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.

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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 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.

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Kathryn Spitz Cohan

Kathryn Spitz Cohan

Executive Director, Film Pittsburgh

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

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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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Michael Colaresi

Michael Colaresi

Director of the Pitt Disinformation Lab

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

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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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Terrence M. Connors

Terrence M. Connors

Partner, Connors LLP

Terrence M. Connors is a graduate of Canisius College where he was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and named Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team.

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Robert J. Contee, III

Robert J. Contee, III

Chief, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

On December 22, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she selected Robert J. Contee III, to serve as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

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Norman Conti

Norman Conti

Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

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

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Susan Corbett

Susan Corbett

Former First Lady of Pennsylvania

Susan Corbett served as First Lady of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2015. During her tenure, she was an active advocate for arts and cultural institutions and incorporating the arts in public education.

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Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, 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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Jiore Craig

Jiore Craig

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

Jiore Craig is the Head of Elections and Digital Integrity at ISD where she leads research and advisory work around online threats to elections and public opinion.

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Blyth Crawford

Blyth Crawford

Research Fellow,  International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, PhD Candidate, King’s College, London

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

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Federica D’Alessandra

Federica D’Alessandra

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

Federica D’Alessandra is the Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and the founding Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government, where she focuses on international law, foreign policy, and global governance issues, and teaches courses covering the same subjects.

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Jacob Davey

Jacob Davey

Head of Research & 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.

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Celia Davies

Celia Davies

Director of International Programmes, Director of Ethics, Moonshot

Celia Davies oversees Moonshot’s interventions and safeguarding programming, with specialisms in CVE and GBV interventions and conflict-affected regions.

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Jessica Dawson

Jessica Dawson

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

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

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Cynthia M. Deitle

Cynthia M. Deitle

Director & Associate General Counsel, Civil Rights

Cynthia M. Deitle is a Director, Associate General Counsel of Civil Rights at Meta.

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Matthew R. Divelbiss

Matthew R. Divelbiss

Partner, Jones Day

Matt Divelbiss litigates complex disputes for clients as both plaintiffs and defendants, representing companies seeking to recover from their insurers and defending clients in litigation and investigations.

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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 and entrepreneurial approach to achieving impact.

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Richard (Dic) Donohue, Jr.

Richard (Dic) Donohue, Jr.

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

Dr. Donohue is the Director of the RAND Center for Quality Policing, where his research focuses on topics critical to policing and homeland security.

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Catrina Doxsee

Catrina Doxsee

 Associate Director and Fellow with Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 

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

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Michael Duffin

Michael Duffin

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism

Michael Duffin is a non-resident fellow at Ghent University’s Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy and a senior advisor on Countering Violent Extremism in the U.S.

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Raleigh Duttweiler

Raleigh Duttweiler

Director, Outreach at the National Military Family Association (NMFA)

Raleigh Duttweiler is passionate about public relations, social media, and the power of social technologies to build authentic relationships that lift up a community.

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David Eisenman

David Eisenman

Professor-in-Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the 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 at UCLA, where he is the Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters.

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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 Director

Dr. Ellis is the Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC) and Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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Laura Ellsworth

Laura Ellsworth

Co-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 Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, spearheading the Firm’s rule of law initiatives around the world.

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Zeneta Everhart

Zeneta Everhart

Activist

Zeneta Everhart is the mother of Zaire Goodman, a grocery store worker who survived the tragic shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

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Eric Eversole

Eric Eversole

President, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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

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Jenna Fagan

Jenna Fagan

Program Officer, REPAIR Program, Auschwitz Institute

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

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Emily Farris

Emily Farris

Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University

Emily Farris is an associate professor of political science at Texas Christian University.

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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.

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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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Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff Finkelstein

President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

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 of JFNA, and a board member of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

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Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman

Co-Founder, Cinder

Brian Fishman is a co-founder of Cinder, an integrated platform for Trust and Safety. He previously led policy work regarding terrorism and hate organizations at Facebook.

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Dave Fortier

Dave Fortier

President, One World Strong, Practitioner’s Network

Dave is a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Dave was running his very first marathon to help support a dear friend dealing with cancer when he was injured by the first bomb. 

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Ross Frenett

Ross Frenett

Founder & CEO, Moonshot

Ross Frenett is Founder and CEO of Moonshot, a company working to end online harms using evidence, ethics and human rights.

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David S. Frey

David S. Frey

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

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

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Alexander Friedfeld

Alexander Friedfeld

Investigative Researcher, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Alex Friedfeld is an Investigative Researcher with the ADL’s Center on Extremism where he monitors anti-government extremism, with a particular focus on the militia movement and the boogaloo movement.

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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.

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Hala Furst

Hala Furst

Director, Associate Director for Strategic Engagement, DHS CP3 Ofice

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

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Jordan Galkowski

Jordan Galkowski

 Program Manager, Evolve Program & Exit Specialist, Invent2Prevent

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

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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 specifically helps American clientele leave hate motivated groups.

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Bishop M. Garrison, Jr.

Bishop M. Garrison, Jr.

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

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

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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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Andy George

Andy George

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

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

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Karinna Gerhardt

Karinna Gerhardt

Consultant, Pyrra Technologies

As a consultant with Pyrra Technologies, Karinna researches and reports trends in online extremism and disinformation on fringe social media platforms using Pyrra’s advanced AI tools.

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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.

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Paul Giannasi

Paul Giannasi

Hate Crime Advisor to the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the United Kingdom

Paul is currently the Hate Crime Advisor to the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the United Kingdom Having accrued 30 years experience as a police officer, he advises on hate crime policy and coordinates national responses, managing ‘True Vision’ (www.report-it.org.uk) and the National Online Hate Crime Hub on behalf of the police.

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Arusha Gordon

Arusha Gordon

Associate Director,  James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 

Arusha Gordon leads the James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  The Byrd Center’s mission is to combat hate crimes and hate incidents, support communities and individuals targeted for hate, and challenge white supremacy using litigation and other legal advocacy.

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Kenneth Gormley

Kenneth Gormley

President and Professor of Law, Duquesne University

Ken Gormley is the 13th president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he previously served as professor of law before being named dean of the Duquesne University School of Law.

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Nathan Graeser

Nathan Graeser

Director, Veteran Initiatives, SoCal Grantmakers

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

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Ryan B. Greer

Ryan B. Greer

National Security Director, Chief of Staff, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement Team (GRACE) 

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

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Lauren Culbertson Grieco

Lauren Culbertson Grieco

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

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Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

Campus Pastor, Mt. Nebo Campus of Allison Park Church

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Rachel Grinspan

Rachel Grinspan

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

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Michele Grossman

Michele Grossman

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

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Dr. Thomas Grumke

Dr. Thomas Grumke

Professor at the University of Police and Public Administration Nordrhein-Westfalen 

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Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson

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

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Nick Haberman

Nick Haberman

Director, LIGHT Education Initiative

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Hana Hadzifejzovic

Hana Hadzifejzovic

Project ReSet Team Lead, John Howard Society of Ottawa

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Barbara Harding

Barbara Harding

Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor

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Ghayda Hassan

Ghayda Hassan

Clinical Psychologist and Profesor of Psychology, University of Quebec, Montreal

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Sasha Havlicek

Sasha Havlicek

CEO, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

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Michael Edison Hayden

Michael Edison Hayden

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

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Todd Helmus

Todd Helmus

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND

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Tim Hindes

Tim Hindes

Principal, CEO, TrailBlaze Creative

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Keith Hoffman

Keith Hoffman

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

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Jared Holt

Jared Holt

Senior Research Manager, Hate & Extremism, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

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Dr. Brian Hughes

Dr. Brian Hughes

Founding Co-Director, (PERIL)

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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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Jillian Hunchak

Jillian Hunchak

Research Analyst, Public Safety, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence

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Dina Hussein

Dina Hussein

Global Head, Policy Development and Expert Partnerships for Counterterrorism & Dangerous Organizations Policy, Meta

Dina Hussein is Global Head of Policy Development and Expert Partnerships for Counterterrorism & Dangerous Orgs Policy at Meta.

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Bjørn Ihler

Bjørn Ihler

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

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Chris Ingalls

Chris Ingalls

KING 5 Investigative Reporter

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Anna Isaacson

Anna Isaacson

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

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Fateen Jackson

Fateen Jackson

Activist, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP)

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Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University of Albany

Sam Jackson’s research focuses on antigovernment extremism in the U.S., conspiracy theories, extremism online, and contentious activity on the internet more broadly.

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Patrick James

Patrick James

Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organizations, Meta

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Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

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

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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 years earlier.

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Vida Johnson

Vida Johnson

Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Vida B. Johnson is an Associate Professor of law at Georgetown Law where she teaches in the criminal defense clinics.

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Emma Jouenne

Emma Jouenne

Director of Programs & Research on Extremism, Parents for Peace

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Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Co-Director & Advisor, Not In Our Town, Hate & Violence Prevention Senior Advisor with The Working Group

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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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Dia Kayyali

Dia Kayyali

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

Dia Kayyali is Associate Director for Advocacy at Mnemonic, the umbrella organization for Syrian Archive, Yemeni Archive, and Sudanese Archive.

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Ben Keiser

Ben Keiser

Co-Founder and Board Member, We the Veterans

Ben is a founding board member of We the Veterans, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization harnessing the strength of veterans and military families to support the pillars of American democracy.

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Christopher Kenna

Christopher Kenna

Chairman & Founder, Brand Advance Group // CEO (North America)

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

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Humera Khan

Humera Khan

President & Co-Founder of 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 is the Technical Lead on the DHS funded project Community Resilience Early Warning System (CREWS) and Master Trainer on the Tackle!

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Michael King

Michael King

Director of Research, Organization for the Prevention of Violence

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 of Canada’s National Strategy on Countering Violence Extremism.

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James T. Kitchen

James T. Kitchen

Partner, Jones Day

Jimmy Kitchen is a Partner in Jones Day’s Pittsburgh Office, practicing in the Investigations & White Collar Defense and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection groups. 

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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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Varsha Koduvayur

Varsha Koduvayur

Manager, Valens Global

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

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Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

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

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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Judy Korn

Judy Korn

 Founder & CEO, Violence Prevention Network

Judy Korn, born in 1971, founder and executive director of Violence Prevention Network in Germany, has worked to counter extremism since she was 14 years old.

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Charles Kotuby, Jr.

Charles Kotuby, Jr.

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

Charles Kotuby is a Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Daniel J. Kramer

Daniel J. Kramer

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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 for some of the world’s largest companies and has significant experience representing boards of directors in corporate governance issues and special committees in internal investigations.

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Brett Kubicek

Brett Kubicek

Manager Research, 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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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.

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William H. Lamar IV

William H. Lamar IV

Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

William H. Lamar IV is pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. He previously served congregations in Monticello, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Hyattsville, Maryland.

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Chuck Leek

Chuck Leek

Exit Specialist, Life After Hate

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

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Michele Leaman

Michele Leaman

Co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US

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.

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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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Noël Lipana

Noël Lipana

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

Noël Lipana is a Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, US Department of Homeland Security.

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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).  A career-long civil rights attorney, she specializes in constitutional torts and impact litigation.

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Graham Macklin

Graham Macklin

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

Graham Macklin is an Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo, Norway.

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Lauren Manning

Lauren Manning

Author and Advocate, Life After Hate

Lauren Manning is a former far-right extremist who began leaving her life of hate behind in 2012, after becoming involved in her teenage years. Since her last tie to the movement was broken by 2015, she has been rebuilding her life and identity.

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James Marley

James Marley

Interim Dean & Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

James Marley, PhD, is Interim Dean and Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. Prior to coming to Loyola, Dr. Marley was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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James V. Marrone

James V. Marrone

Economist, RAND Corporation

Jim Marrone is an economist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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Abigail Marsh

Abigail Marsh

Professor, Department of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Program I Neuroscience, Georgetown University

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

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Michael Masters

Michael Masters

National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network

Michael Masters serves as the National Director and CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a role in which he is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, and growth of the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America.

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Marilyn Mayo

Marilyn Mayo

Senior Research Fellow at ADL’s Center on Extremism

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

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Tony McAleer

Tony McAleer

The Cure for Hate

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 in the mid 90’s.

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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 is Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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John McCoy

John McCoy

Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director, Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV)

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 seeks to counter and prevent hate and extremism in the Canadian context.

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Colin McDonell

Colin McDonell

Counsel, States United Democracy Center

Colin McDonell is an attorney at States United Democracy Center, where he focuses on efforts to hold democracy violators accountable.

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Joanna Mendelson

Joanna Mendelson

Senior Vice President, Community Engagement, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Joanna Mendelson is the Senior Vice President, Community Engagement of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. In this role she helps convene statewide and national coalitions, expand interfaith and multi-faith community relationships, lead local, state, and federal advocacy efforts and strengthen ties to Israel.

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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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Wasiullah Mohamed

Wasiullah Mohamed

Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Wasiullah (Wasi) Mohamed served as the Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) Food Pantry for two years, and was selected to be ICP’s Executive Director in 2015.

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John Montgomery

John Montgomery

Co-Founder, GroupM

John Montgomery is a specialist in Brand Safety and Trust in the Digital Media Industry and heads up the Global Brand safety practice in GroupM, which he established in 2017 after concerns raised by clients over quality in the digital supply chain. 

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Kim Grose Moore

Kim Grose Moore

Executive Director, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP)

Kim Grose Moore is the Executive Director of GRIP. Early in her career she was the Co-Founder/Co-Director of Partners in School Innovation.

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Ian Moss

Ian Moss

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

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

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Robert Mundy

Robert Mundy

Social Worker

Robert Mundy is a social worker with 10 years of experience in community mental health. He specializes in trauma-informed care for children and young adults.

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David Myers

David Myers

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.

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Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Fellow, Philosophy of Science Center, University of Pittsburgh

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

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Elizabeth Neumann

Elizabeth Neumann

Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot

Elizabeth Neumann is 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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Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

D.O., Nicoletti-Flater Associates

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.

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Mark NordenBerg

Mark NordenBerg

Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh

Mark Nordenberg joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Law faculty in 1977 and earned a reputation for outstanding teaching and impact in his field.

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Licha Nyiendo

Licha Nyiendo

Chief Legal Officer, Human Rights First

Licha Nyiendo is Human Rights First’s inaugural Chief Legal Officer. She 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 legal representation of refugees and asylum seekers.

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David O’Brien

David O’Brien

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

David O’Brien has over 25 years of experience working in the field of child, youth, and young adult mental health within various front-line and managerial roles.

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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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Derek P. Okubo

Derek P. Okubo

Executive Director, Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships

Derek is a Colorado native and was raised in Littleton, Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Psychology and double minors in Communications and Sociology.

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Rafal Pankowski

Rafal Pankowski

Professor at the Institute of Sociology of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland

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

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James Pasch

James Pasch

Regional Director: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia & Western Pennsylvania, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

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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Dimitrios Pavlounis

Dimitrios Pavlounis

Research Director, CIVIX

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

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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. She has written extensively in the area of hate crime and right-wing extremism.

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John Picarelli

John Picarelli

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, 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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Mark Pitcavage

Mark Pitcavage

Senior Research Fellow, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Dr. Mark Pitcavage, a historian and authority on extremism in the United States, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.

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Joe Plenzler

Joe Plenzler

Marine Corps Veteran, Board Member, We the Veterans

Joe Plenzler is a combat decorated Marine Corps veteran. He served 20 years on active duty as an infantry officer and as a public affairs officer.

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Jenny Presswalla

Jenny Presswalla

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

Jenny Presswalla is the Director (Acting) of the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) at the US Department of Homeland Security.  As Director, she manages the Department’s efforts to prevent acts of targeted violence and terrorism.

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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.

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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.

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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 Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

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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Arjun Rath

Arjun Rath

Student, Middlesex School

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

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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.

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Madison Reid

Madison Reid

Director of Collaborative Public Safety Programs, Government of British Columbia

Currently, Madison Reid is the Government of British Columbia’s Director of Collaborative Public Safety Programs. 

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Katherine Reisner

Katherine Reisner

Senior Counsel, States United Democracy Center

Katie Reisner is a Senior Counsel at States United, where she leads the organization’s work on countering political violence.

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Dr. Kacper Rekawek

Dr. Kacper Rekawek

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

Dr. Kacper Rekawek has more than 15 years of experience in counterterrorism and countering violent extremism from academia (including a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, QUB, and a research fellowship at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews), think tanks (including the Polish Institute of International Affairs, PISM,) and the third sector (GLOBSEC).

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Ryan Roemerman

Ryan Roemerman

Executive Director, LGBTQ Institute, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Ryan Roemerman serves as a Partner at Lexicon Strategies and as the Executive Director of the LGBTQ Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta. Ryan is an innovative strategist who has served as a consultant for state, national, and global businesses and organizations seeking to advance equity and social impact.

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Josh Roose

Josh Roose

Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University

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 participation in, religious and political violence.

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Eric Rosand

Eric Rosand

Executive Director, Strong Cities Network

Eric Rosand is the Executive Director of the Strong Cities Network. He has nearly two decades of experience working with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, academics, and the private sector on international counterterrorism and P/CVE issues.

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Robert Rosenthal

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. 

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Tim Roy

Tim Roy

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

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

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John “Jack” Rozel

John “Jack” Rozel

MD, MSL, DFAPA, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Dr. Rozel has been working in emergency mental health since 1990 and has been the medical director of resolve Crisis Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital since 2010.

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Enrico Suardi

Enrico Suardi

Director of Psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C. Department of Behavioral Health and Director of Forensic Services at The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining the DC Department of Behavioral Health, Dr. Suardi was the Chief Child and Family Psychiatrist at the US State Department.

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Ken Scarlette

Ken Scarlette

Chief of Police, Springfield, Illinois Police Department

Chief Scarlette was appointed Springfield Police Chief on February 15, 2022. Originally from Springfield, Scarlette has been with the Springfield Police Department over 24 years.

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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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Braden Schrag

Braden Schrag

Founder, Polymath Solutions

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.

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Scott Schubert

Scott Schubert

Chief of Law Enforcement Support Section (LESS), Criminal

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.

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Oren Segal

Oren Segal

Vice President, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

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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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 law enforcement outreach and partnerships.

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Mubin Shaikh

Mubin Shaikh

Activist, Consultant

Mubin Shaikh and raised in Canada but a chance encounter with the Taliban in Quetta in 1995 would eventually push him to become a supporter of the Jihadi culture throughout his 20’s.

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James Shappell

James Shappell

Director, Dod Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center (DITMAC), Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)

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

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Michelle Shephard

Michelle Shephard

Journalist

Michelle Shephard is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker who has covered issues of terrorism and civil rights since the 9/11 attacks.

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Peggy Shukur

Peggy Shukur

Boston Deputy Regional Director, ADL New England

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

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Allison Silberberg

Allison Silberberg

Government Relations Consultant/Former Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia

A Government Relations/Public Policy Consultant and writer, Allison Silberberg served as the Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, from 2016 through 2018 after serving as Vice Mayor from 2012 through 2015.

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Derek Silva

Derek Silva

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

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

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Joumana Silyan-Saba

Joumana Silyan-Saba

Director of Policy and Discrimination Enforcement for the 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 change to expand equity and inclusion.

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Vanessa Sima

Vanessa Sima

Policy Manager, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada

Vanessa Sima recently joined Public Safety Canada’s Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (the Canada Centre) as the Manager of the Policy Development Team.

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Arvind Singhal

Arvind Singhal

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

Dr. Arvind Singhal is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication and the Director of Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Head of Digital Analysis Unit, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Melanie leads ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit, which combines large-scale social media data collection and advanced open-source investigation techniques to study disinformation, hate and extremism.

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Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Founder and CEO of Center of Life

Life-long Pittsburgh resident Center of Life’s CEO, Tim Smith, is affectionately known as “PT” (short for Pastor Tim).

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Paul Solotaroff

Paul Solotaroff

Senior Writer, Rolling Stone Magazine

Paul Solotaroff has been a senior writer at Rolling Stone for thirty years. He broke the NFL concussion scandal, the Aaron Hernandez story, the horror-show conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, and has written a series of stories that helped free innocent men who were wrongly convicted and serving life without parole in state prisons.

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Christa Sperling

Christa Sperling

Co-Founder & Board Member, We the Veterans

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

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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

Deputy Director for Data Analytics and OSINT at 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.

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Benjamin E. Stearns

Benjamin E. Stearns

Carlton Fields

Ben Stearns counsels insurance industry clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional, international, and cross-border matters and defends insurers in coverage litigation.

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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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Kenneth S. Stern

Kenneth S. Stern

Director, Bard Center for the Study of Hate

Kenneth S. Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate. Mr. Stern is an award-winning author and attorney, and was most recently executive director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation.

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Emily Stingle

Emily Stingle

Developing and Using Critical Comprehension, American University

Emily Stingle is the project manager for Invent2Prevent’s Spring 2022 winning team, DUCC (Developing & Using Critical Comprehension), from American University.

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Lisa Sugiura

Lisa Sugiura

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

Lisa Sugiura is a Reader in Cybercrime and Gender at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK. 

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Ingrid Sundlee

Ingrid Sundlee

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

Ingrid Sundlee has 15 years of communications and project management experience with the federal government, including extensive work on humanitarian disaster relief in Iraq, Nigeria, and the Caribbean.

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Vikram Swaruup

Vikram Swaruup

Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Vikram Swaruup serves as Chief Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

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Rabbi Ron Symons

Rabbi Ron Symons

Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute

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.

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Matt Talbot

Matt Talbot

Founder, Triple Threat Assessment and Prevention Consulting

Matt Talbot is the founder and Principal consultant for Triple Threat Assessment and Prevention Consulting.

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Susan Thaxton

Susan Thaxton

 Chief Strategy Office, The Mission Continues

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

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Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Professor of Youth and Policy, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

Paul Thomas is Professor of Youth and Policy in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas

Lieutenant, CIT Team, Anne Arundel County Police

Lt. Steven Thomas has been in law enforcement since 1992, when he began his career with the Baltimore City Sheriff’s office and he has spent the last 21 years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology from U.M.B.C and a Master’s Degree in Legal & Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore.

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A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson

Staff Reporter, ProPublica, Correspondent, Frontline

A.C. Thompson is a correspondent for the PBS series FRONTLINE and a staff reporter for ProPublica. His reporting has helped lead to the exoneration of two innocent San Francisco men sentenced to life in prison, a Congressional investigation of the U.S. Border Patrol, and the prosecution of nine violent white supremacists.

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Tom Thorley

Tom Thorley

Director of Technology, Staff Reporter, ProPublica, Correspondent, Frontline

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.

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Kaitlyn Tierney

Kaitlyn Tierney

Middlebury Institute

Kaitlyn Tierney is a final semester Graduate Student at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, pursuing her MA in International Policy Development, with a focus on Counter-Terrorism.

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Shawn Turner

Shawn Turner

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

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

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Daniel Vallone

Daniel Vallone

U.S. Director, More in Common

As U.S. Director, Dan has led multiple unique research projects to explain American politics and culture.

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Wendy Via

Wendy Via

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

Wendy Via is an expert in the intersection of technology and far-right extremism and in achieving change and influencing narratives and actions around civil and human rights issues, including the effects extremism and systemic racism have on our society, economic inequality, immigration, criminal justice reform, religious minorities, and LGBTQ rights.

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Samantha Vinograd

Samantha Vinograd

Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention and Law Enforcement Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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

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Jacob Ware

Jacob Ware

Research Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Jacob Ware is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he studies far-right terrorism and counterterrorism. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Fay Stetz-Waters

Fay Stetz-Waters

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

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

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Stevan Weine

Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, M.D.

Dr. Weine is Professor of Psychiatry at the UIC College of Medicine, where he also Director of Global Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health. For 30 years he has been conducting research both with refugees and migrants in the U.S. and in post-conflict countries, focused on mental health, health, and violence prevention.

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George Weiss

George Weiss

Director, Radio La Benevolencija HTF, Amsterdam

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

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Michael Whine

Michael Whine

Senior Consultant, World Jewish Congress

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

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Garnell Whitfield

Garnell Whitfield

Buffalo Community Leader

As a life-long resident of Buffalo, NY, Garnell Whitfield is one of four children of the late Mrs. Ruth E. Whitfield and Garnell W. Whitfield Sr. who were married for 68 years before her untimely passing on May 14, 2022.

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Sammie Wicks

Sammie Wicks

Center for Targeted Violence Prevention and National Policing Institute

Sammie Wicks is a ten-year law enforcement professional who previously worked in various Memphis Police Department roles. Currently, he is assigned to the Aurora Police Department’s Crisis Response Team.

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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.

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Heather J. Williams

Heather J. Williams

Acting Associate Director, International Security and Defense Police Center, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

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

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Robert Williams, PhD

Robert Williams, PhD

Deputy Director, International Affairs, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Chair, Initiative on Genocide Denial Laws, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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

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Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Senior Director, Extremism and Human Rights, Human Rights First

Erin E. Wilson serves as the Senior Director for Extremism & Human Rights at Human Rights First (HRF). 

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Tommy Winfrey

Tommy Winfrey

Navigator, California Conservation Corps

Tommy Winfrey, helps young adults transition into careers while offering guidance as a Navigator for the California Conservation Corps.

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Katarzyna Włodkowska

Katarzyna Włodkowska

Reporter, Investigative Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

Katarzyna Wlodkowska is a reporter and investigative journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s leading liberal newspaper. She made her debut in 2003, her main focus is criminal and social injustice.

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Ye Bin Won

Ye Bin Won

Business Development Analyst, Moonshot

Ye Bin Won is a Business Development Analyst at the Moonshot DC office. Prior to joining Moonshot as a full-time member, Ye Bin served as an SME for Moonshot team researching the involuntary celibate community.

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Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods

Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington

Thomas Woods is employed as a General Crimes Supervisor 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 and Violent Crimes Unit and the Criminal Discovery Coordinator for the Office.

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Dr. Elizabeth Yates

Dr. Elizabeth Yates

Senior Researcher for Antisemitism, Human Rights First

Dr. Elizabeth Yates is the Senior Researcher for Antisemitism at Human Rights First.

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Michael Miller Yoder

Michael Miller Yoder

Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Collaboratory Against Hate and IDeaS Center, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Michael Miller Yoder is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaboratory Against Hate and the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Hayne Yoon

Hayne Yoon

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

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

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Odette Yousef

Odette Yousef

National Security Correspondent on Extremism, NPR

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

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