International Conference on Hate Studies

Category: Community Events
November 3, 2021
6:30 PM -
4:30 PM
Location: Virtual Event

The Sixth International Conference on Hate Studies is one of the leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems, and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities. The lessons learned and plans which emerge will help educators, researchers, advocates and others better analyze and combat hatred in its various manifestations to lead to communities being committed to peace, human rights, and justice.

Join us for presentations, workshops and discussions from local, national, and international experts and organizations, including regional Human Rights groups, the Western States Center, Asian Americans Advancing JusticeLos Angeles, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon’s Collaboratory Against Hate, and the University of Copenhagen, among others. 

Featured speakers and panelists include:

  • Kathleen Blee, Ph.D., distinguished professor and dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and co-director of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon’s Collaboratory Against Hate — Research and Action Center. 
  • Thomas Brudholm, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Copenhagen Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies and co-editor of “Hate, Politics, Law: Critical Perspectives on Combating Hate,” published in Oxford University Press.   
  • Connie Chung Joe, J.D., chief executive officer of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles. 
  • Mengyao Li, senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute on Collective Goods focusing on the psychological processes of moral courage. 
  • Rachel Carroll Rivas, organizer for rural human/civil rights, formerly the co-director and research director of the Montana Human Rights Network, an affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy.  
  • Robert Sapolksy, Ph.D., professor of neurology and of neurosurgery at Stanford University and author of “Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.”   
  • Eric K. Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy.

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