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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

Global Advisors

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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Tore Bjørgo

Tore Bjørgo

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

Dr. Tore Bjørgo is director of C-REX, a professor at the University of Oslo, and an adjunct professor at the Norwegian Police University College.

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Jeff Blattner

Jeff Blattner

Board Chair, HIAS, Special Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Law School, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Institute Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship

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

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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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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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Emma Cardeli

Emma Cardeli

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

Emma Cardeli, Ph.D. is an Attending Psychologist & Research Associate at the Trauma & Community Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

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Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group

On February 15, 2005, Michael Chertoff became the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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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 (IHPL) which creates educational resources and programs for professionals charged with protecting life and liberty.

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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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David Danks

David Danks

Professor of Data Science & Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

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

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Christie Edwards

Christie Edwards

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

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

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Aaron Flanagan

Aaron Flanagan

Team Lead, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

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

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Major Elliott Garrett

Major Elliott Garrett

Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News

Major Garrett was named CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent in December 2018. As chief Washington correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

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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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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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Barry Kerzin

Barry Kerzin

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

Dr. Barry Kerzin is a medical doctor, an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma and University of Pittsburgh (pending), an ordained Buddhist monk, and a Visiting Professor at Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India, among other academic posts.

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Louisa Klingvall

Louisa Klingvall

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

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

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Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

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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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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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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Alice Nderitu

Alice Nderitu

Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations

Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya is the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Nderitu is a recognized voice in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention, having led as mediator and senior adviser in reconciliation processes among communities in Kenya, as well as in other African settings.

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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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Alyssa Rheingold

Alyssa Rheingold

Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

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

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Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge

Chairman, Ridge Global

Tom Ridge is Chairman of Ridge Global.  He provides clients with solutions to cyber security, international security and risk management issues.

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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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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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Erroll Southers

Erroll Southers

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

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

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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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