Towards a Framework for Countering Incel and Other Forms of Hate Motivated Radicalization to Violence Online
1-10 Off-ramps, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Veterans
While there are organizations that specialize in helping individuals disengage from violent extremist networks, none of them currently focuses on individuals with military service backgrounds. Further, while VSO’s can and do help veterans address other challenges, there are no formal programs within VSOs to serve as peer mentors for individuals exiting extremism. What can we learn from organizations that focus on offramping, and is there an opportunity to leverage them to support veterans specifically? Moderator: George Selim, Senior Vice President for National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Speakers: Sara Winegar Budge, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Program Director, ExitUSA, Life After Hate. Emma Jouenne, Director of Programs & Research on Extremism, Parents for Peace. Joseph Chenelly, National Executive Director, American Veterans (AMVETS). Chuck Leek, ExitUSA Peer Mentor, Life After Hate. Christopher Buckley, Activist, Veteran, Parents for Peace.
6-5 Beyond Incels The Terrorist Threat from the Broader Manosphere
Despite the attention paid to the movement and the violence it has inspired, the incel movement forms just one subsection of the so-called online “manosphere.” This broader (mostly digital) male supremacist network poses a considerable extremist threat to both men and women, and is often overlooked or dismissed as a “gateway” to other, more recognized forms of violence, such as white supremacist and other racially and ethnically-motivated violence. The panelists will discuss why this movement requires its own attention and countermeasures. Moderator: Jessica Reaves, Editorial Director, ADL Center on Extremism. Speakers: Ye Bin Won, Business Development Analyst, Moonshot. Josh Roose, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.
6-4 Mental Health as a Vulnerability Debating the Role of Bullying, Loneliness, and Mental Health
Mental health and its role in violent extremism has long been debated in terrorism and counterterrorism circles, and incels are no different. In surveys taken on sites where they congregate, incels frequently self-report high levels of mental health issues, including autism and depression. Others cite a history of bullying and loneliness as significant factors in their radicalization and anger. The panelists will discuss whether 33 these factors should be taken into consideration as part of our efforts to combat the movement’s violence. Moderator: Jacob Ware, Research Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Speakers: Ronald Schouten, Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, St. Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC). Jillian Hunchak, Public Safety Canada. David O’Brien, Director of Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health, Yorktown Family Services. Pardeep Kaleka, Parents For Peace, Co-Director/Trainer, Not In Our Town.
7-6 Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Preventing, Prosecuting, and Countering Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism: The Global Counterterrorism Forum’s Initiative
Actors inspired by racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism (REMVE) routinely carry out shocking violence in the name of defending against perceived threats to their racial or ethnic identity. REMVE operations, ideologies, and actors have become increasingly transnational, as individuals and groups connect across national boundaries, and REMVE attacks in one country can inspire new attacks thousands of miles away. This multilayered threat requires a whole-of-government and whole-ofsociety response. The governments of the United States and Norway led an initiative this year for the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), a multilateral counterterrorism platform, to create a Toolkit to strengthen the abilities of GCTF member states and additional stakeholders to develop and implement counter-REMVE strategies, policies, and programs. This panel will discuss the process of developing the Toolkit. It will discuss opportunities to better address the threat as well as enumerate the legal, policy, and operational challenges to countering REMVE. Moderator: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Founder & CEO, Valens Global. Speakers: Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. Varsha Koduvayur, Valens Global. Elizabeth Neumann, Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot. Ian Moss, Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department.
7-5 Hate and Polarization in Central and Eastern Europe
Since the fall of communism, Central and Eastern Europe has been a destination for violent far-right groups around the world who attend neo-Nazi concerts, “whites only” mixed martial arts (MMA) tournaments, paramilitary training, and marches and rallies. The hate these groups direct towards Jews, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, members of the LGTBQI+ community, and other perceived enemies such as antifascists is part of a growing trend of hate and polarization across the region. This panel will explore how the region’s role as a source and destination of antisemitism and other forms of hate impacts communities around the world. The discussion will focus on the annual Day of Honor march in Budapest and the Independence Day march in Warsaw; the rise of antisemitism at Holocaust memorial sites; Holocaust distortion; the role hate speech played in the murder of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz in January 2019; and the impact of foreign volunteers fighting on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine. Moderator: Michael Duffin, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Speakers: Rafal Pankowski, Co-Founder and Deputy Editor “Nigdy Wiecej (Never Again)” Association, Professor at Institute of Sociology of Collegium Civitas, Warsaw. Katarzyna Wlodkowska, Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland. Dr. Kacper Rekawek, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo. Marilyn Mayo, Senior Research Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Center on Extremism Dr. Robert Williams, Deputy Director at International Affairs at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ian Moss, Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department.
7-4 State and Local Government Approaches to Hate and Extremism
The federalized nature of our democracy means that many of the democratic processes, governing bodies, and policies that impact our daily lives occur at the state and local level. This is also why many groups who espouse hate-based violence have for decades emphasized state and local influence and infiltration as key tactics. As a result, addressing hate at the state and local level is a critical component in countering hate-fueled violent extremism and this panel will address some initiatives designed to address that critical need. Moderator: Erin E. Wilson, Senior Director, Extremism and Human Rights, Human Rights First. Speakers: Derek Okubo, Executive Director, Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships, City and County of Denver. Fay Stetz-Waters, Director of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice. Keith Hoffman, Chief, Civil & Community Rights Unit, Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General. Joumana Silyan-Saba, Director of Policy & Discrimination Enforcement, Civil, Human Rights and Equity Department, City of Los Angeles.
7-1 Public Private Partnerships for Sustainability
Public-private partnerships to counter hate are an obvious benefit, but the logistics of actually creating and maintaining them can be a challenge. These panelists discuss systems in Europe and North America that have been effective and how these systems can be improved and replicated going forward. Moderator: Brett Kubicek, PhD, Manager of Research, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada. Speakers: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Founder & CEO, Valens Global. Humera Khan, President & Co-Founder of Muflehun. Brenda Abdelall, Assistant Secretary for Partnership & Engagement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Brette Steele, Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute.
5-6 Supporting Women and Children Returning from Violent Extremist Conflicts
One legacy of the Islamic State (IS) and its failed state-building efforts is the thousands of imprisoned women and children who remain in detention camps in Syria and other places around the world. As many as 27,000 children are in those camps, of whom 7,000 are foreign nationals and 1,300 are from European countries. Most nations, with a few noteworthy exceptions, have so far avoided taking concrete steps to facilitate the return of children and women from Syria. Kazakhstan repatriated 654 citizens from 2019-2021 as part of the Zhusan operation, and Uzbekistan repatriated 512 by May 2021 as part of the Mehr repatriations. One barrier to repatriation and subsequent rehabilitation and reintegration of returning women and children has been outstanding questions of how to effectively rehabilitate and reintegrate these women and children in a manner that responds to their complex and nuanced needs and while protecting the safety and security of citizens at home. The application of trauma-informed care models 29 for returning children and spouses of foreign fighters is still in its infancy and reflects critical gaps in understanding. This panel of experts will discuss their work with returnees and practitioners in several countries. Moderator: Mary Bunn, PhD, LCSW, Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago. Speakers: Stevan Weine, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, M.D. Heidi Ellis, Ph.D, Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC), Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School. John McCoy, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director, Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV).
5-8 Designing Ethical Prevention Improving Practitioner Awareness
The history of the prevention field is marred with racism and bias, and riddled with examples of the abuse of civil liberties. Despite effective, evidence-based work, new prevention programming is often greeted with great skepticism by not only the public and press, but the audiences that prevention work seeks to reach. How can practitioners design and communicate effective programming that protects civil liberties and data privacy? This panel will go into detail with some of the most pressing issues facing ethical prevention work globally and across sectors, ultimately questioning how practitioners can work to end online harms without the risk of creating harm ourselves? The discussion will also include issues surrounding partnerships and collaboration with clients and investors, and how to build effective ethical checks and balances in monitoring and evaluating prevention work. Moderator: Celia Davies, Director of Ethics, Moonshot. Speakers: Brette Steele, Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute. Brett Kubicek, PhD, Manager of Research, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada. Heidi Ellis, Ph.D, Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC), Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School.
5-5 Misinformation Is It Driving Violent Extremism and How Can It Be Countered
This panel will explore the extent to which misinformation is present within the communications of violent extremist groups, the vulnerabilities of audiences to such messaging, and the most promising and effective ways to prevent and counter the harmful impacts, such as communicating actual sources to those relying upon it, as well as building up skills to critically assess content. Moderator: James T. Kitchen, Partner, Jones Day Speakers: Todd Helmus, RAND. David Frey, Ph.D., Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, United States Military Academy at West Point. Melanie Smith, Head of Digital Analysis Unit, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). Dimitrios Pavlounis, Research Director, CIVIX. Dr. Brian Hughes, Founding Co-Director, PERIL. Michael Colaresi, Director, Disinformation Lab, University of Pittsburgh.
5-4 A Community Responds: Not In Our Town
How can a community use a public health approach to respond to and prevent hate crimes? In this session, Not In Our Town presents successful approaches gleaned from two decades of documenting anti-hate action in cities across the country. Pittsburgh leaders and Repairing the World Director and Not In Our Town producers discuss how to use film and civic engagement to improve hate reporting and response across diverse neighborhoods and communities. Moderator: Debra Caplan, Executive-in-Residence, The Forbes Funds Speakers: Patrice O’Neil, Executive Producer, Not In Our Town. Wasi Mohammed, Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Eradicate Hate Global Summit Executive Committee. Ron Symons, Sr. Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Michèle Leaman, co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US. Feyisola Akintola, Manager, Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh.
4-6 Journalists as Targets and as Vectors for Change
Journalists who report on hate crimes can, themselves, be victims of hate crimes. Yet their ability to provide exposure to these issues through storytelling is an important tool to both prevent and interdict violent extremism, and it is critical to preserve their ability to fulfill that function safely. This panel will explore how community efforts can better engage the unique expertise, knowledge and skills of journalists, and how journalists can better collaborate with other disciplines to achieve more effective outcomes for both the subjects of their journalism and for their own protection. Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, Board Member, Executive Producer, Acting CEO The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Speakers: AC Thompson, Staff Reporter, ProPublica, Correspondent, Frontline. Seamus Hughes, Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University. Courtney Radsch, Senior U.S. Technology Advisor, ARTICLE 19, Visiting Scholar, Annenberg Center for Media at Risk. Odette Yousef, National Security Correspondent on Extremism, NPR.
4-9 The Role of Faith
Faith plays a critical role in the fight against hate-based violence. These speakers will address faith-based community, global and doctrinal approaches. Moderator: Ron Symons, Sr. Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Speakers: TBA, United NationsAction Plan Against Hate. William H. Lamar, IV, Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. Abdullah Atepli, Duke Divinity School.
4-8 Effective Communication With Perpetrators of Violence
The most effective communication is designed with the specific listener in mind. This panel of individuals who spent time working with members of violent hate-based movements will discuss, from an insider’s perspective, what messaging works and what messaging doesn’t work to prevent recruitment into violent organizations and to disengage participants from those movements. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner in Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Speakers: Brad Galloway, Coordinator, Centre on Hate Bias and Extremism. Lauren Manning, Author and Advocate. Michèle Leaman, co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US. Tony McAleer, Safe Communities Institute. Gordon Clubb, Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds. Mubin Shaikh, Activist, Consultant.
4-7 Improving Communication Through Storytelling
Personal stories are powerful ways to deliver memorable messages, yet too often the press forgets to tell the stories of how individual people are impacted by hate and violence. This panel of filmmakers and story-tellers will share tips for how to bring these difficult stories to life in a way that drives change. Moderator: Kenneth Gormley, President and Professor of Law, Duquesne University. Speakers: Patrice O’Neill, Executive Producer, Not In Our Town. Pardeep Kaleka, Parents For Peace, Co-Director/Trainer, Not In Our Town. Michelle Shephard, Journalist. George Weiss, Founder & CEO of Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation. Dawn Collins, Activist.
4-5 Amplification vs Suppression How Do We Chart The Most Effective Path for the Traditional Press
In 1963, The New York Times prominently published Bill Hudson’s now-iconic photograph of a police dog, with teeth bared, attacking a black man during a civil rights protest. In her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2001 book Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, author Diane McWhorter wrote that this photo and its stark and shocking revelation of the violence underway helped drive “international opinion to the side of the civil rights revolution.” In the current world of extremist hate, one school of thought holds that detailed reporting of violent extremist activity “amplifies” extremist messaging and, therefore, reporting should be suppressed in various ways. Another school of thought holds that suppression of the extent and virulence of extremist activity misses an opportunity to galvanize broad public support for necessary societal countermeasures. In both schools of thought, there is frank recognition that the increasing use of social media plays a critical role in the calculus. This Working Group, composed of prominent members of the international press, social media companies, researchers measuring the impact of messaging on the incidence of violent extremism, and experts in communication methods of extremist groups, will present a framework to navigate the “amplification vs suppression” debate and guide reporting in an evidence-based manner. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit, Partner-inCharge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day. Speakers: Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE. Alison Campbell, Senior Technical Advisor, Internews. Kenneth S. Stern, Director, Bard Center for the Study of Hate. Michelle Shephard, Journalist.
3-8 Atomwaffen and Attacks on The Press
In January 2022, a leader of the “Atomwaffen” neo-Nazi hate group was sentenced after being convicted of five federal felonies for conspiracy to threaten journalists and ADL employees. Those involved in the case will tell the story and the lessons to be learned by communities and by the legal system. Moderator: Tom Corbett, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, and US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Steering Committee Eradicate Hate Global Summit Speakers: Thomas Woods – Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington Chris Ingalls, Investigative Reporter, KING 5, Seattle, Washington.
3-7 Creative Strategies for Criminal and Civil Cases
Hate crime statutes are only one tool in the arsenal of litigants. Former prosecutors and civil lawyers will discuss novel criminal and civil theories of recovery. Moderator: James T. Kitchen, Partner, Jones Day. Speakers: Aloke Chakravarty, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, Former Federal Prosecutor. Licha Nyiendo, Chief Legal Officer, Human Rights First. Arusha Gordon, Associate Director, James Byrd Jr. Center To Stop Hate, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Beth Littrell, Southern Poverty Law Center.
3-5 Map The Money
Money flows can reveal a great deal about extremist organizations. These experts, who have tracked financial flows, will discuss how this information can be used to prevent extremist violence. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit, Partner-inCharge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day. Speakers: Megan Squire, Deputy Director for Data Analytics and OSINT, Southern Poverty Law Center. Michael Edison Hayden, Sr. Investigative Reporter, Southern Poverty Law Center. James Marrone, Associate Economist, RAND.lauyra el
3-4 Collection of Judgments
Civil litigation provides a powerful tool against violent hate by, among other things, providing monetary verdicts that can seriously impair or even bankrupt the defendants. However, it is often necessary to pursue a separate judicial process in order to actually collect the money awarded by a verdict. If judgments cannot be collected, they cannot either compensate victims or exercise negative financial impact on defendants. This panel, composed of plaintiffs, their lawyers, and cryptocurrency experts, has focused on the largest US judgments achieved to date and will discuss the steps necessary to effectively collect the judgments awarded. Moderator: Jason Blazakis, Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Speakers: Daniel Kramer, Paul, Weiss. Megan Squire, Deputy Director for Data Analytics and OSINT, Southern Poverty Law Center. Tanya Gersh, Advocate against Anti-Semitism. Beth Littrell, Southern Poverty Law Center.
2-7 What can Prison Programs Teach Us About Promising Techniques to Combat Violent Extremism
Programs within prisons provide evidence-based successes in altering and preventing hate-motivated violent behaviors, including conduct by organized groups operating within prisons. One of these, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) has worked with violent offenders in California prisons for more than 20 years. This panel, which includes individuals who themselves have committed acts of violence, will explore how to adapt and apply proven prison-based approaches to hate-based violence. Simultaneously, this panel will provide powerful models to be employed more broadly in prisons, which are active locations for recruitment into violent groups. Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, Board Member, Executive Producer, Acting CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Fateen Jackson, Activist, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP). Kim Grose Moore, Executive Director, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP). Tommy Winfrey, GRIP Participant. Trino Jimenez, GRIP Participant Norman Conti, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts. Judy Korn, Violence Prevention Network.
2-6 The Role of Formers in a Public Health Protocol
The power of peer-counseling is well-established as an effective tool in driving behavioral change. An active global community of former extremists counsel individuals who are at risk of crossing into violence or are seeking help to get out. However, no standards apply to how these “formers” provide that counseling, nor how to differentiate between counseling activity that is helpful vs. harmful, nor to measure which approaches are the most effective. This panel, which includes both formers and those who have studied the efficacy of peer-counseling, will offer standards that could improve the effectiveness of peer-counseling in the anti-hate field. Moderator: Gordon Clubb, Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds. Speakers: Sara Winegar Budge, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Program Director, ExitUSA, Life After Hate. Mubin Shaikh, Activist, Consultant Brad Galloway, Caseworker, Evolve Program & Exit Specialist, Life After Hate. Christopher Buckley, Veteran, Activist, Parents for Peace. Julie Chernov Hwang, Associate Professor, Goucher College. Lauren Manning, Life After Hate. Chuck Leek, ExitUSA Peer Mentor, Life After Hate.
2-5 How Can Parallel Fields Inform Clinical Practice
This panel will explore the ways in which parallel fields (e.g., suicide, gang violence, domestic violence, addictions, human trafficking, and trauma-informed care) might inform clinical practice in the P/CVE space. Areas of convergence and divergence across each field will be discussed. Moderator: Emma Cardeli, Ph.D, Attending Psychologist & Research Associate, Trauma & Community Resilience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School. Speakers: Rajeev Ramchand, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation. James Marley, Ph.D., Interim Dean & Associate Professor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work. Stevan Weine, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, M.D. David O’Brien, Director of Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health, Yorktown Family Services.
2-4 Building Professional Standards for the Relevant Professions: Lessons Learned from Global Examples
This panel will highlight lessons learned from global examples in development of a P/CVE workforce. Implications for professional standards will be discussed in addition to an exploration of how these lessons learned might be applied to multidisciplinary violence prevention efforts in the U.S. Moderator: Heidi Ellis, Ph.D, Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC), Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School. Speakers: Ghayda Hassan, Director, Canadian Practitioner Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence. Judy Korn, Violence Prevention Network.
1-8 Veteran Support Networks
This panel will address how support networks of friends, family, peers, and organizations (e.g., community and career support organizations like Team RWB and Bunker Labs) support veterans and reduce the risk of targeted violence and terrorism. Moderator: Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, We the Veterans. Raleigh Duttweiler, National Military Families Association. Jennifer Akin, Blue Star Families Nate Graeser, Director, Veteran Initiatives, SoCal Grantmakers. Patricia M. Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.
1-6 Learnings From Veteran Service Organizations VSOs
This panel will address what prevention practitioners can learn from VSOs and how these existing capabilities (often geared to address other challenges/harms) can be leveraged to support targeted violence and terrorism prevention. Moderator: Joe Plenzler, We the Veterans. Jeremy Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Joe Chennely, National Executive Director, American Veterans (AMVETS). Susan Thaxton, Chief Programs Officer, Mission Continues.
1-5 A Global Perspective of Extremism in Policing
Governments around the world have faced the threat of extremism within their police ranks. These experts from Germany and the United Kingdom will be comparing their unique challenges and approaches to preventing and responding to extremism within the law enforcement community. Moderator: Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. Speakers: Paul Giannasi, Hate Crime Advisor to the National Police Chiefs’ Council in the United Kingdom. Michael Whine, Senior Consultant at the World Jewish Congress and co-founder U.K. Community Security Trust. Thomas Grumke, Professor at the University of Police and Public Administration Nordrhein-Westfalen.
1-7 Building Safe Transitions When Leaving the Military
These speakers will discuss how transition presents challenges that some violent extremists groups have sought to exploit. The speakers will identify what existing support is available and how transition can be improved. Moderator: Ben Keiser, We the Veterans. Tina Atherall, D.S.W., LMSW, Chief Executive Officer, PsychArmor. Eric Eversole, President, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Noel Lipana, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
1-4 The Incidence and Prevalence of Extremism in Law Enforcement
Understanding the scope and nature of the problem is the first step in devising effective prevention and response strategies. These experts will discuss what we know about the incidence and prevalence of violent extremism in the ranks of law enforcement throughout the United States. Moderator: Katie Reisner, States United Democracy Center. Speakers: Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. Alex Friedfeld, Investigative Researcher, Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Vida Johnson, Associate Professor, Georgetown Law. Arie Perliger, Professor and Director of Security Studies, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
4-2 Telling the Real life Stories of Modern Day Hate
Throughout the world a network of organizations tell the story of Holocaust survivors in a powerful and compelling way. This panel, which includes many of those leading organizations, is exploring how the expertise developed within that network can be deployed to tell the story of victims of modern day hate. Moderator: Jennifer Ciardelli, Director of the Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Speakers: Lauren Bairnsfather, Pittsburgh Holocaust Museum. Michael Bernstein, Tree of Life Inc.. Patrice O’Neill, Executive Producer, Not In Our Town. Cynthia M. Deitle, Director & Associate General Counsel, Civil Rights.
6-3 The Incel Movement: What Is It
The incel movement has risen to prominence over the past several years as a leading extremist threat, inspiring violence from California to Florida. This introductory panel will discuss the ideology’s core tenets, outline where and how it mobilizes, and provide an update on the movement’s recent violence. Moderator: Colin Clarke, Director of Research, The Soufan Group. Speakers: Jacob Ware, Research Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. Ye Bin Won, Business Development Analyst, Moonshot. Lisa Sugiura, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth. Patrick James, Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organizations, Meta.
7-3 Strong Cities Network A Model for Change
The Strong Cities Network works to prevent the challenges of hate, polarization and extremism by identifying and addressing the local drivers behind these global threats. Whether through intensive capacity-building projects or standalone research and analysis, SCN works on a diverse set of members’ needs to build evidence-based policy and globally informed local practice. This panel addresses the work of SCN and how it can be expanded in the United States and around the world. Moderator: Eric Rosand, Executive Director, Strong Cities Network. Speakers: Andy Berke, Special Representative, Broadband. Allison Silberberg, Government Relations Consultant/Former Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia Joumana. Silyan-Saba, Director of Policy & Discrimination Enforcement, Civil, Human Rights and Equity Department, City of Los Angeles.
7-2 Comparative Approaches for Prevention The Five Country Ministerial Approach
The Five Country Ministerial is an ongoing effort to coordinate home affairs, public safety, homeland security and related agencies from five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. In this panel, the leaders of these five related efforts to address the prevention of targeted violence and terrorism will share lessons learned and how international cooperation can advance local efforts. Moderator: John Picarelli, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Speakers: Vanessa Sima, Policy Manager, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada. Tim Roy, Assistant Secretary, Countering Violent Extremism Branch, Social Cohesion and Multicultural Affairs Division, Department of Home Affairs, Australia. Andy George, Counter Terrorism Strategic Coordinator, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand.
6 -2 Setting the Scene The Incel Movement and Hate Fueled Violence Against Women
A father who lost his daughter to hate-fueled violence has now devoted himself to finding solutions to the kind of hate that took his child’s life. This discussion of his experience and his resolve to effect meaningful change provides both insight and inspiration to all those who seek to drive actual solutions. Moderator: Maggie Feinstein, Eradicate Hate Global Summit Steering Committee; 10/27 Healing Partnership. Speaker: Jeffrey S. Binkley, Maura’s Voice.
6-1 The Adolescent Brain
Neurobiology studies the developing brain and reveals surprising facts about males in the 18-24 age group. This panel will address how cutting-edge brain science could inform and transform prevention strategies, and how youth themselves can be an important part of prevention. Moderator: Ronald Schouten, Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, St. Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC). Speakers: Arjun Rath, Student and Activist John “Jack” Rozel, MD, MSL, DFAPA, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Enrico Suardi, Director of Psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C.. Abigail Marsh, Professor Department of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Georgetown University.
5-3 Common Tips for Common People
Often members of the public – whether in the virtual world or the real world – are witnesses to acts of incipient violence. This panel will address the most effective way to communicate information in crisis via social media. Moderator: Wasi Mohammed, Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Eradicate Hate Global Summit Executive Committee. Speakers: Richard (Dic) Donohue, Jr, Policy Researcher, Director of the RAND Center for Quality Policing Gordon Clubb, Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds. Nick Rasmussen, Executive Director, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). Myrieme Churchill Executive Director, Parents for Peace.
5 -1 Global Resource Mapping Creating a Resource Directory for Crisis, for Research and for Data
Many organizations and individuals are working to combat hate-based violence. Yet the plethora of resources can, itself, be a confusing barrier to solutions for individuals and communities in need. This panel is creating centralized and accessible databases identifying (1) Resources and practitioners; (2) Data Collections: and (3) Research Needs. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit, Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day. Speakers: Dave Fortier, President, One World Strong, Practitioner’s Network. Brette Steele, Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute Michael Yoder, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Collaboratory Against Hate and IDeaS Center, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University. Brenda Abdelall, Assistant Secretary for Partnership & Engagement, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
5-2 The Boston Mapping Project
In many of the most deadly mass shootings, the attackers conducted online research of potential targets. In Boston, a private group has posted a map providing detailed mapping information about the specific physical locations of those who support Jewish causes. This panel will explore the purported purpose of the Map, the potential for misuse, and the potential legal theories implicated. Moderator: Jeff Finkelstein, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Speakers: Elana Broitman, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, The Jewish Federation of North America. Jeremy Burton, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC). Peggy Shukur, New England Regional Deputy Director, Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
4-4 The Power of Art
Art is a powerful communicator. This panel will examine how various forms of art can reach populations at most risk of violent extremism and also motivate community actions. Moderator: Susan Corbett, former First Lady of Pennsylvania. Speakers: Timothy Hindes, Trailblaze Creative. Craig Dershowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Artists 4 Israel Kathryn Spitz Cohan, Executive Director, Film Pittsburgh. Trish Adlesic, Director and Producer.
One critical impediment in the anti-hate field is that there is no consensus on the meaning of the fundamental terminology. This panel will review the competing definitions and develop a working group to adopt the terminology that the Summit will use going forward. Moderator: Colin Clarke, Director of Research, The Soufan Group. Speakers: Brette Steele, Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute James Marley, Ph.D., Interim Dean & Associate Professor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work. Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Founder & CEO, Valens Global. Bjørn Ihler, Co-founder and Director, Khalifa Ihler Institute; Co-founder and Co-CEO Glitterpill LLC.
3-1 Sines v Kessler The Historic Charlottesville Verdict
In 2017, neo-Nazis and white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent, racist, and antisemitic attack on Charlottesville. Integrity First for America (IFA), along with a world-class legal team, took the organizers of the attack to court and won – securing multi-million dollar judgments and holding the defendants accountable in a historic verdict last fall. The month-long trial last fall helped pull back the curtain on how white supremacists operate — and the case has now emerged as a model for accountability post-January 6th and beyond. Moderator: Ann Claire Williams, Partner, Jones Day, former Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Speakers: Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director, Integrity First for America. Katie Reisner, Senior Counsel, States United Democracy Center.
3-3 The Next Chapter for Oath Keepers and Proud Boys
In December 2021, the DC Attorney General sued the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and others over the January 6 attack on Congress. The US Justice Department subsequently brought criminal charges. This panel will outline the legal theories and the status of the various legal proceedings. Moderator: Seamus Hughes, Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University. Speakers: Michael Jensen, Senior Researcher, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). William H. Lamar, IV, Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church Vikram Swaruup, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Colin McDonell, Counsel, States United Democracy Center.
3-2 Judicial Management in the Wake of Charlottesville
One notable feature of the Charlottesville trial was the defendants’ use of the mechanics of the judicial process to spread their virulent messages and persecute witnesses. This Working Group has created a toolkit of recognized judicial management tools that can be deployed to prevent some of the more egregious abuses of the judicial system. Moderator: Ann Claire Williams, Partner, Jones Day, former Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Speakers: Timothy Lewis, Eradicate Hate Global Summit Executive Committee; Counsel, Schnader Harrison; former Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Kevin S. Burke, Senior District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director, Integrity First for America.
2-2 Behavioral & Sociological Factors Associated with Susceptibility to Violent Extremism
What are the behavioral and sociological factors associated with susceptibility to violent extremism messaging? What are the pathways by which extremist recruiters exploit those factors? Understanding the human factors that may make it more likely for a person to be predisposed to extremist techniques is critical to determining effective pathways to prevention. Moderator: Arie Perliger, Professor and Director of Security Studies, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Speakers: Michael King, Director of Research, Organization for the Prevention of Violence. Kurt Braddock, Assistant Professor, American University.
2-3 What Does Prevention Look Like The Role & Importance of Multidisciplinary Teams
Psychologists, social workers, peer mentors, educators, law enforcement and many other professionals can play important roles in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Each discipline brings a unique set of skills and professional standards that can contribute to efforts to prevent or intervene in violent extremism. This panel will explore the roles of professionals working in tertiary intervention to help people disengage, deradicalize, and reintegrate into society after involvement in violent extremism. Moderator: Sara Winegar Budge, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Program Director, ExitUSA, Life After Hate Speakers: Robert Mundy, Social Worker. David O’Brien, Director of Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health, Yorktown Family Services Chuck Leek, ExitUSA Peer Mentor, Life After Hate. Matt Talbot, Founder, Triple Threat Assessment and Prevention Consulting. Sammie Wicks, Center for Targeted Violence Prevention and National Policing Institute. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology, American University
2-1 Addressing Barriers to Entry for Clinical Professionals
This panel will identify key barriers impeding clinical professionals from entering the field of targeted violence and terrorism (TVT) including fear, lack of specialized training, and stigmatization. Speakers will debunk common myths and misperceptions around working with individuals at risk of TVT. In addition, micro- and macro-level strategies for addressing barriers to entry will be explored. Moderator: Emma Cardeli, Ph.D, Attending Psychologist & Research Associate, Trauma & Community Resilience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Speakers: Myrieme Churchill Executive Director, Parents for Peace. Ghayda Hassan, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, University of Quebec, Montreal Pardeep Kaleka, Parents For Peace, Co-Director/Trainer, Not In Our Town. Barry Kerzin, Founder & President, Altruism in Medicine Institute; Founder & Chairman, Human Values Institute. Sara Winegar Budge, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Program Director, ExitUSA, Life After Hate.
1-3 Views from Law Enforcement Leaders What the Law Enforcement Community is Doing to Combat Extremism
Police departments across the country play an integral role in combatting extremism in their communities. This panel of law enforcement leaders will discuss their organizations’ efforts in this regard, as well as the challenges they face in preventing and rooting out extremism within the police ranks. Moderator: Rachel Grinspan, Director, Law Enforcement Policy & Civil Rights, AntiDefamation League (ADL) Speakers: Ken Scarlette, Chief of Police, Springfield, Illinois Police Department Scott Schubert, FBI Criminal Justice Information Services & Retired Pittsburgh Police Chief. Robert J. Contee III, Chief of Metropolitan Police Department. Sammie Wicks, Center for Targeted Violence Prevention and National Policing Institute.
1-2 Research on Violent Extremism, the Military, and Veterans
This panel will provide an overview of extremism and the intersection with military and veterans, setting a shared understanding of the issue to be explored over the coming days. The speakers reflect multiple disciplines and will speak to the issue historically as well as contextualizing the key issues. Moderator: Rajeev Ramshand, RAND. Michael Jensen, Senior Researcher, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). Jessica Dawson, The New War Research Consortium. Heather J. Williams, Acting Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation. Lisa Nelson, University of Pittsburgh; Collaboratory Against Hate.
1-1 Setting the Scene
Key stakeholders will open this event, discuss the importance of the track and how collaboration is integral to reducing violence, and preview the track agenda. Introduced by: Dawn and Richard Collins, Activists Moderator: William Braniff, Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland; We the Veteran Speakers: George Selim, Senior Vice President for National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. Shawn Turner, Professor of National Security Communication, Michigan State, On-Air National Security Analyst, CNN, Former Director of Communication, U.S. National Intelligence; Former Deputy White House Press Secretary for National Security.
An Interview With Chris Buckley
Brad White sits down to learn more about the story of Chris Buckley at the 2021 Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh, PA.
An Interview with Richard & Dawn Collins
Brad White sits down with Mr. and Mrs. Collins to learn the story of the murder of their son and the foundation they started in his name. Filmed at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Keynote: Theodor Meron
Theodor Meron is a central figure in international criminal justice. Judge Meron has been a Judge and the President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) since the Mechanism’s establishment in 2012.
Keynote: Alejandro N Mayorkas: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021
Alejandro Mayorkas was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by President Biden on February 2, 2021.
Keynote: Fareed Zakaria: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021
Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and is a columnist for The Washington Post.
Keynote: Major Garrett
Major Elliot Garrett, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
Keynote: Jonathan Greenblatt: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Keynote: Gary Locke: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021
Gary Locke, Chairman at Committee of 100, Former Governor of Washington State, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Interim President, Bellevue College
Keynote: Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations
Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations, in conversation with Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Rule Of Law – Novel Civil Remedies To Combat Hate
Private litigants also have a role to play in the fight against hate. Longstanding civil legal doctrines, like harassment and infliction of emotional distress, coupled with statutory theories involving public accommodation, permitting and financial crimes can be effective rule of law mechanisms to bring justice to victims of hate. This panel will address these legal theories, as well as whether there are ways that the legal system itself can reduce the personal human price that litigants must pay to seek legal redress. Moderator: Shirlethia Franklin, Partner, Jones Day; Former Senior Official, U.S. Department of Justice Taylor Dumpson, Activist & Lawyer Beth Littrell, Senior Supervisor Attorney, Special Litigation, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director, Integrity First for America Mary McCord, Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), Georgetown University Law Center Arusha Gordon, Associate Director, James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Rule Of Law – Criminal Remedies
The U.S. Department of Justice has conducted numerous prosecutions of terrorism and hate crimes. This panel will describe the distinct and disaggregated legal tools used in this effort, as well as the civil rights and liberties considerations that these prosecutions raise. Moderator: Andy Luger, Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney Thomas Brzozowski, Counsel, Domestic Terrorism in the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Eric Dreiband, Partner, Jones Day; Former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice Shirin Sinnar, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law Justin Herdman, Partner, Jones Day; Former U.S. Attorney Timothy Lewis, Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Malevolent Platforms: How to Eradicate Them While Preserving Freedom of Speech…
Malevolent Platforms: How to Eradicate Them While Preserving Freedom of Speech and Other Legal Protections That Foster the Global Exchange of Information Technology solutions often can be adapted to address hate speech but can we devise hate-specific tech? Is it possible to develop an “antidote game” for the games designed by extremists to desensitize people to killing others? Can we redirect those seeking extremist content or develop tools to identify and predict incipient action? This panel discusses the science and technology that is on the cutting-edge – and beyond, as well as the critical importance of protecting civil liberties as we combat hate. Moderator: Lorrie Cranor, Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Founder & CEO, Valens Global Elizabeth Neumann, Chief Strategy Officer, Moonshot, National Security Analyst, ABC News Nick Pickles, Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships, Twitter Amarnath Amarasingam, Assistant Professor, Queen’s University
Global Governmental Response
Governments around the world are working together more than ever before, but even more needs to be done. These experts from countries across the globe will be comparing their approaches and identifying opportunities to improve coordination among themselves and with civil society. Moderator: Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Jones Day; Former Federal Prosecutor Louisa Klingvall, Team Leader, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers Unit C.2 Fundamental Rights Policy Michael Hayden, Principal, The Chertoff Group Tore Bjørgo, Director of the Center for Research on Extremism: The Far Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX) Maura Conway, Professor, Dublin City University (DCU) Jessica White, Research Fellow, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Group Alina Bricman, Director of EU Affairs, B’nai B’rith International
The Financing of Solutions
Solutions cannot be effective unless they can be funded, yet there is no coherent and transparent system for funding of anti-hate and anti-extremism initiatives. This panel discusses various sources – public, private, philanthropic, for profit and nonprofit – and whether there are ways to better grow and rationalize the funding of anti-extremism solutions. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner-in- Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict and Governance, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Ilana Diamond, Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund John Picarelli, Director, Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dawn Collins, Activist
Trauma Informed Care for Survivors of Extremism
Both individuals and communities suffer profound trauma from acts of violent extremism. This panel discusses cutting-edge approaches to trauma informed care, along with the advance steps. Moderator: Maggie Feinstein, Director, 10.27 Healing Partnership Alyssa Rheingold, Professor, Medical University of South Carolina Barry Kerzin, Founder & President, Altruism in Medicine Institute; Founder & Chairman, Human Values Institute Navdeep Gill, Activist and MSc, MD Candidate Puni Kalra, Executive Coach & Consultant in Leadership Development, Community Organizer & Activist
This is Your Brain on Hate
Research in many diverse disciplines is revealing the human factors that make extremism tick, and the potential pathways to counter it. In this session, principles from physics, computer science, brain science and social science are brought together to draw a target for prevention. Moderator: Colin Clarke, Policy & Research Director, The Soufan Group Rajeev Ramchand, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation Ronald Schouten, Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, St. Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, DC) Michael Jensen, Senior Researcher, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
Seeds of Hope: How Victims of Hate Have Mobilized to Deliver Solutions
This Eradicate Hate event arose from the resolve of victims of hate and extremism to become a powerful force to combat hate and extremism in all of its forms. This panel presents individuals who have done the same, and who will describe their journey from victim to a force for change. Moderator: Shirlethia Franklin, Partner, Jones Day; Former Senior Official, U.S. Department of Justice Navdeep Gill, Activist and MSc, MD Candidate Tanya Gersh, Anti-Semitism Advocate Dawn Collins, Activist Richard Collins, Activist Michele Rosenthal, Principal, Michele Rosenthal Consulting Taylor Dumpson, Activist & Lawyer
Governmental Response: What Works in the U.S. and Canada
Governments around the world are working together more than ever before, but even more needs to be done. These experts from Canada and the U.S. will be comparing their use of the rule of law in response to hate crimes and extremism, and identifying opportunities to improve coordination among themselves and with civil society. Moderator: John Picarelli, Director, Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Brett Kubicek, Senior Director, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, Public Safety Canada Sara K. Thompson, Professor of Criminology, Ryerson University and Associate Director, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) Brette Steele, Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City Gareth Joels, Calgary Police Service Richard Legault, Senior Advisor for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Community Preparedness and Response
Communities big and small need to be prepared to respond to threats and incidence of hate-based violence, and building relationships between community and law-enforcement personnel can be challenging. Organizations from around the world share their views on what works and on the similarities and differences across cultures.
Cryptocurrency and the Financing of Hate
The ability to identify and interdict the financing of violent extremism is a critical prevention tool, but it also has implications for privacy and civil rights. This panel addresses how these competing considerations can be balanced to accomplish a reduction in violent extremism. Moderator: Jason Blazakis, Professor of Practice and Director of Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Adam Szubin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University Yaya Fanusie, Chief Strategist, Cryptocurrency AML Strategies; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security Robert Bone, Director of Cyber Intelligence, Chainalysis Jane Khodarkovsky, Trial Attorney and Human Trafficking Finance Specialist, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Society and Tech
Aggressive efforts to identify and interdict hate speech can also present significant privacy and human rights issues. This panel discusses how these competing concerns can be simultaneously addressed and explores the special issues that arise when these tools are used by repressive governments to suppress civil society. Moderator: Jared Cohon, University Professor and President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University Vidhya Ramalingam, Founder & CEO, Moonshot Alexandria Walden, Global Head of Human Rights, Google Brian Fishman, Policy Director, Facebook Marc-André Argentino, Research Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR); PhD Candidate, Concordia University Courtney Radsch, Senior U.S. Technology Advisor, ARTICLE 19, Visiting Scholar, Annenberg Center for Media at Risk
Learning from Within: How the Lived Experience of Extremists Can Inform Solutions
As in any field, lived experience can provide valuable information and tools to combat hate and extremism. This panel of former extremists and family members addresses the role that participants in hate and extremist movements can and should play in efforts to combat hate and extremism in all its forms. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner-in- Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Chris Buckley, Veteran, Activist Kathleen Blee, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh Jeanette Manning, Author and Advocate Lauren Manning, Author and Advocate Gordon Clubb, Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds Myrieme Churchill, Executive Director, Parents for Peace
Myanmar: Online Hate and Real-World Violence
Social media is the new frontier for reporting and gathering evidence on hate, extremism and human rights violations. The UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Investigations Lab has worked with journalists from Reuters and the Associated Press as well as UN fact finders to find, verify, analyze and present open source information uploaded to social media involving violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. This Pulitzer-prize-winning work most recently involved the HRC Investigations Lab working with the Associated Press to scour thousands of social media posts to find evidence of specific crimes, which was then shared with both reporters and UN fact-finders. This panel discusses how students, open source investigators, journalists, activists and lawyers are collaborating in new ways to use digital information to uncover hate speech and international crimes in Myanmar and around the world. This panel also addresses whether there are more effective ways for reporters and pro bono counsel to work together while preserving appropriate confidentiality. Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, Board Member and Executive Producer, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley Brian Nguyen, Researcher, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley Andrea Lampros, Associate Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
The Wingspan Of Violent Extremism: Eradicate Hate Summit 2021
A variety of groups and individuals carry out ideological and bias-based violence, including acts which meet the threshold of terrorism. Some observers see commonalities between different forms of violence, and argue that different forms of violence necessitate distinct political and legal responses. This panel of experts focuses on these different phenomenon and the particular opportunities to address the conditions conducive to the production of violence. Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partnerin-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism Arie Perliger, Professor and Director of Security Studies, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) James Pasch, Cleveland Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League Jacob Ware, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University David Tessler, Public Policy Manager, Facebook Tore Bjørgo, Director of the Center for Research on Extremism: The Far Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX) Eitan Hersh, Associate Professor, Tufts University Rhys Leahy, Data Science Researcher, George Washington University Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target Maya Berry, Executive Director, Arab American Institute Robert Bone, Director of Cyber Intelligence, Chainalysis
A Case History On Hate: Eradicate Hate Summit 2021
The disturbing parallels between anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and in the present-day United States are explored through real life experiences. Moderator: Eunice Lau, Filmmaker Tanya Gersh, Anti-Semitism Advocate Stephen B. Jacobs, FAIA, Concentration Camp Survivor
A Historical Perspective: The Tree Of Life: Eradicate Hate Summit 2021
Through communication networks that span the globe, the Tree of Life killings were connected to those that followed in New Zealand, and El Paso and beyond. Understanding the thread that connects Pittsburgh to later attacks is an important first step in identifying how we can use the rule of law, science and technology to counter that ever-evolving threat. Rita Katz, Executive Director and Founder, SITE Intelligence Group
The Visualization Of Hate: Eradicate Hate Summit 2021
In a vivid illustration of the power of inter-disciplinary collaboration, a group of our speakers combine their data to generate a first-of-its-kind visualization of the breadth and depth of multiple kinds of hate across the world. Moderator: David Danks, Professor of Data Science & Philosophy, University of California, San Diego; Steering Committee, Eradicate Hate Global Summit Seamus Hughes, Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University; Global Advisor, Eradicate Hate Global Summit Kathleen Blee, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh Lorrie Cranor, Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Opening Remarks: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021
Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Kathleen Blee, Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh Lorrie Cranor, Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Mark Nordenberg, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh Michele Rosenthal, Steering Committee, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Principal, Michele Rosenthal Consulting Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers, Rabbi and Cantor, Tree of Life Synagogue For more information please visit https://eradicatehatesummit.org/
Undercover in the Far Right
For five years, an undercover FBI agent lived and worked among members of one of the most violent white supremacist groups in the United States. The Rolling Stone writer who surfaced the story and the podcaster who is following it will interview the agent who lived it.
Buffalo: Lessons Learned & Future Steps
This second panel dedicated to Buffalo will address what we have learned from that tragic event. The livestream of the Buffalo attack was taken down within two minutes, but versions of it continue to circulate throughout the digital world. This panel will discuss what was done right and what can be done better to curtail virtual virulence. In addition, this panel will examine how communities can respond to acts of hate, and how the Buffalo community has come together to focus on preventing hate both at home and around the world.
Buffalo: The Background
The background of the shooter in Buffalo was all too familiar to those in the antiextremism field. As discussed at the Summit last year, the events at Tree of Life opened a new form of global violence, driven by virulent, manifesto-based hate that is stoked and depicted online. Pittsburgh was its first target and Buffalo was one of its latest incarnations. This panel, the first of two dedicated to Buffalo, will describe what we have learned about that terrible day.
The World of Sport: Global Communication of an Anti-Hate Message
In 2019, the United Nations Secretary General launched his Action Plan Against Hate Speech and, in 2022, identified international sports as its next focus cohort. The UN and a Summit Working Group have partnered together to spearhead that global effort, and this panel will describe the state of the project and the next steps toward implementation.
The Summit Response
The Summit was designed to precipitate solutions to the seemingly intractable problem of hate-fueled violence. This series of speakers will describe the developments since the last Summit, and the Working Groups and Tracks that are driving meaningful change.
From Pittsburgh to Buffalo: A Throughline of Threat
A new paradigm for hate-fueled mass violence arose in Pittsburgh on 10/27 and has continued up through the recent attacks, including in Buffalo. This panel will trace this new internet-based violence from Pittsburgh to Poway to El Paso to Buffalo and will discuss the new responses that are necessary to address this throughline of threat.
The State Of Hate
Hate-fueled violence of all kinds continues to impact communities around the world. This panel will address recent incidents and trends involving hate precipitated by actors motivated by various kinds of hate — anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti-Asian, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-women, and more.
Welcome to the 2022 Eradicate Hate Global Summit
Welcome introduction to the 2022 Eradicate Hate Global Summit.
Closing remarks for the 2022 keynote speakers.
Keynote Paul Ash
Paul is the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, and the Christchurch Call and Cyber Coordinator, based in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Paul works closely with the technology sector and cyber and digital agencies in New Zealand and globally. Paul took up his role in March 2020.
Keynote Jeff Blattner
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.
Keynote Conversation | Joshua Geltzer
Dr. Joshua A. Geltzer serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor. He served previously as Special Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Homeland Security Advisor on Countering Domestic Violent Extremism, and in that role he oversaw the development of the U.S. Government’s first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.
Keynote | Michael Hill
Michael E. Hill serves as the 18th President of Chautauqua Institution, a national not-for-profit that owns and animates a 750-acre campus on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State and has offices in Washington, DC.
Keynote | Steven Dettelbach
Steven M. Dettelbach was appointed by the President and sworn in as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on July 13, 2022.
Keynote | Julie Platt
Julie Platt is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) representing 146 Jewish Federation communities across North America.
Keynote | Christine Abizaid
Christine “Christy” Abizaid was sworn in as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center on June 29, 2021. She is the eighth Senate-confirmed Director and the first woman to lead the United States’ counterterrorism enterprise.
Keynote Conversation | Henry Reese and Diane Samuels
Henry Reese is a co-founder of City of Asylum, which provides sanctuary in Pittsburgh to writers exiled under threat of persecution. Diane Samuels is a co-founder of City of Asylum. As a volunteer, she has led its public art, facilities development, and residency programs.
Keynote | Deborah Lipstadt
Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, Special Envoy To Monitor And Combat Antisemitism.
Keynote | Alice Nderitu
Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations, in conversation with Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Interview with MERYL AINSMAN | Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Meryl Kirshner Ainsman is the business manager of the law firm of Ainsman Levine, LLC, and the Executive Director and Trustee of the Philip Chosky Foundation.
Interview with HEIDI BEIRICH | Eradicate hate Global Summit 2022
Heidi Beirich is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism.
Interview with LAURA ELLSWORTH and MARK NORDENBURG | Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Laura Ellsworth is a partner at Jones Day, which has more than 2500 lawyers in 43 offices on 5 continents. Mark Nordenberg joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Law faculty in 1977 and earned a reputation for outstanding teaching and impact in his field.
Interview with RAJEEV RAMCHARD | Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Rajeev Ramchand is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation where he co-directs the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute.
Interview with LEON FORD | Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Leon Ford is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Bronze Investments; an Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow; an internationally-known speaker, author, activist, and mental health ambassador; and a tireless advocate for social change.
Interview with “Scott” – Former FBI undercover agent
For five years, an undercover FBI agent lived and worked among members of one of the most violent white supremacist groups in the United States. The Rolling Stone writer who surfaced the story and the podcaster who is following it will interview the agent who lived it.
Interview with MICHELE ROSENTHAL: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Michele Rosenthal, Eradicate Hate Global Summit Executive Committee
Interview with MARY MCCORD: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), Georgetown University Law Center
Interview with ALICE NDERITU: Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022
Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations, in conversation with Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem