Valiant (Val) Richey is the Global Head of Outreach and Partnerships for Trust & Safety at TikTok. He leads a team that oversees transparency initiatives, user empowerment programs, and engages civil society to enhance safety on the platform. Prior to this role, Val spent five years at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as Special Representative for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. Before joining the OSCE, he served for thirteen years as a prosecutor in the United States handling sexual assault, child exploitation and human trafficking cases. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in political science from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.
The inaugural Eradicate Hate Summit was a truly impressive gathering of leaders dedicated to finding lasting and effective solutions to violent extremism. I was particularly moved by the prominence given to survivors and family members of victims of hate and violence throughout the event. Their stories and those of so many others must be at the center of what we do and why we do it.