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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

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. For nearly 20 years, Vanessa has worked in a number of Canadian government departments, including Global Affairs Canada, the Privy Council Office and, before joining the Canada Centre, she led a team that was responsible for anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing policy at Public Safety Canada. Vanessa spent 17 years in the security and intelligence field working on files related to counter-terrorism, violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, as well as security in relation to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She first started her career in the federal government at Global Affairs Canada working in United States political relations.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Communications from Carleton University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.