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In the Wake of January 6: Hate Groups, High Tech, and Efforts to Combat Right-Wing Extremism
Speaker: Dr. Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

In conversation with Dr. Carla Anne Robbins, Marxe Faculty Director of the Master of International Affairs Program and Clinical Professor at the Marxe School, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the National Security and Defense Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Introduction by Dr. Nancy Aries, Interim Dean, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

Dr. Heidi Beirich is a widely published and quoted expert on white supremacist, anti-government and far-right extremist movements in the US and Europe. The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE), which she co-founded, combines research and advocacy to shape public policy in the fight against extremism. In her most recent Congressional testimony, Dr. Beirich spoke before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs this October about violent extremist groups’ efforts to recruit US veterans. Dr. Beirich also serves as an advisory board member of the International Network for Hate Studies, is a co-founder and co-chair of the Change the Terms Coalition, and GPAHE is a member of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network, created by France and New Zealand after the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks, to address the problem of violent extremist content online. For two decades before GPAHE, Dr. Beirich led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. She holds a doctorate in political science from Purdue University where her work focused on European fascism and among her publications, she is the co-editor of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction.

Dec 2, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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