Emily Kaufman is an Associate Director of Investigative Research for the ADL Center on Extremism. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut and completed her Master of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At the Center on Extremism, Emily manages a team of investigative researchers and is a subject matter expert on the Proud Boys and traditional white supremacy. She has acted as an expert witness, trained district attorneys on recognizing and understanding hate symbols, provided subject matter expertise on high-level lawsuits and law enforcement investigations, and has presented for legislators, international media, and national law enforcement audiences.
This cannot be thought of as a conference or a summit. The stakes are simply too high and the data/conversation and methods to drive action more valuable/motivating than any gathering I have attended. I took more than 100 pages of notes and have shared them with my CBS News leadership team, anchors, producers, and correspondents. Nothing about this gathering was easy. The agony around this topic is real. But no one curious about it could ask for a more devoted, rational, or unflinching look into this dark but decipherable world.