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. He is co-editor of a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press which examines the role of former combatants in preventing violent extremism. His published books include: Selling De-Radicalisation; Social Movement De-Radicalisation and the Decline of Terrorism; Terrorism and Political Violence; and Hezbollah. He is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies, a member of the editorial board for the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (The Hague) and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism journal.
The effort to eradicate hate requires the active participation of every component of our society, to include governments, the private sector, communities of faith and indeed every aspect of civil society. There is no more urgent task in front of us. The organizers of the Eradicate Hate Global Summit are doing the United States and the world an enormous service by tackling hatred and extremism with a focus on honest dialogue and conversation, genuine learning and practical solutions. This will not happen overnight, but the Pittsburgh community’s leadership in this effort is genuinely inspiring and motivating.