JHF Sponsors Second Annual Eradicate Hate Conference in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was a proud sponsor of the second annual Eradicate Hate Global Summit held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center September 19–21.

Born out of the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh in October 2018, the Eradicate Hate Global Summit is the most comprehensive anti-hate conference in the world, uniting experts and leaders from around the globe who are dedicated to eradicating all forms of hate-fueled violence. Convening each year around the anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre, the mission of the Summit is to identify and implement effective solutions for collective change.

This year's agenda addressed violent extremism in police and military; prevention in practice; legal strategies; education and public awareness; community preparedness and response; the rise of hate among young adults; and global government response.

Keynote speakers included Christine Abizaid, director of the National Counterterrorism Center; Paul Ash, the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Cyber and Digital and the Christchurch call and cyber coordinator; Jeff Blattner, board chair of HIAS; Steven Dettelbach, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Joshua Geltzer, deputy assistant to President Biden and deputy Homeland Security advisor; Michael E. Hill, president of Chautauqua Institution; Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism; Alice Nderitu, United Nations special advisor on the prevention of genocide; Julie Platt, chair of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Federations of North America; R. Henry Reese and Diane Samuels, cofounders of City of Asylum Pittsburgh; Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and John Tien, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. 

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