27 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023Pittsburgh

ISD experts will speak at the 2023 Eradicate Hate Global Summit

ISD’s Senior Resident Research Fellow Julia Ebner, ISD’s Head of Research and Policy, Jacob Davey, along ISD CEO, Sasha Havlicek, and ISD’s US Executive Director, Dixon Osburn, will be participating at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this week. The 2023 Summit will bring experts and leaders from across the globe to work together on the development and deployment of effective approaches to reduce hate-fuelled violence.

The agenda is as follows:


Sasha led the opening session, ‘The State of Hate’, on Wednesday 27 at 8:30 am (EST), addressing the impact of hate-fuelled violence across the globe and analysing the various kinds of hate – antisemitism, anti-Black, anti-LGTBQ+, anti-Asian, etc.

Her speech is available to watch here

Julia spoke at the panel ‘Hate and Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe’ on Wednesday 27 at 9:00 am (EST). She covered far-right movements across central and Eastern Europe, and the historical, political and socioeconomic factors that make some of these territories the destination of antisemitism and other forms of hate.


Dixon joined the Summit to participate in the working group ‘Metrics of Success’ on Thursday 28 at 1:30 pm (EST), discussing how to assess existing techniques and build new models to evaluate, compare, and measure the efficacy of prevention strategies.

Jacob spoke at the panel ‘Video Games: A Vector for Positive Change’ on Thursday 28 at 1:45 pm (EST). He discussed how extremist groups exploit video games for recruitment and how to transform these avenues into a tool for positive messaging.

He also moderated the working breakout group about Video Games on Thursday at 3:00 pm (EST) where experts across multiple disciplines collaborated to discuss to leverage video games as a positive tool in the counter messaging field.


Sasha presented at the panel ‘Regulating Online Hate: Challenges and Opportunities’ on Friday 29 at 8:30 am (EST) where she discussed the EU Digital Services Act and the UK’s Online Safety Bill as some of the first legislative attempts to regulate online hate. She addressed the content of such policies, along with their potential impact and challenges.

The full agenda is available on Eradicate Hate’s website.

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