Patrick James is a Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organizations and Individuals Policy team at Meta, where he focuses on issues related to hate organizations and other violent movements, as well as scaled implementation of Meta’s policies against these groups. Prior to joining Meta, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. He earned his MA in International Studies from the University of Denver.
The catalytic power of this Summit in bringing together those who are devoting their lives to pushing back and working to confront, understand and work towards solutions around hate in our society is a noble and difficult task. The Summit not only energized those who attended but led to connecting the dots in a global network of those doing this work. The stories of the victims of hate were painful to witness but their courage in coming forward was inspirational. Those who attended left energized with the hope that by working together solutions can be forged.