EWC Seminars Live: On the Frontlines of Hate


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When: Mar 2 2021 - 4:00pm until Mar 2 2021 - 5:30pm
Where: Zoom Webinar

On the Frontlines of Hate Webinar

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30pm, Hawaii
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:00am, Istanbul; 9:00am, Bangkok

Around the world, debates on national security, immigration, equality, and public health have become rabbit holes for the exploitation of fear and hate, contributing to a disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism, and scare-mongering. Neo-Nazi and white supremacy movements are on the march while instances of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and harassment against the religious “other”, by governments, individuals or social groups, were reported in 185 out of 198 countries in a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. Hate crimes have also been rising as competing ideologies feed off each other, resulting in what is referred to as "reciprocal radicalization." These are not isolated phenomenon or the loud voices of a few fringe people. Hate is moving into the mainstream – in liberal democracies and authoritarian systems alike – undermining social cohesion, eroding shared values, and laying the foundation for violence. Hear from global civil society leaders working to call attention to and counter hate speech; raise awareness about respect for human rights, non-discrimination, and tolerance; and interrupt violence via intervention and deradicalization.

Speakers: (listed in speaking order)

  • Elif İrem AZ, Consultant, Media Watch on Hate Speech, Hrant Dink Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey @HrantDinkFnd
  • James GOMEZ, Regional Director, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand and Johor Bahru, Malaysia @asiacentre_org
  • Christian PICCIOLINI, Author, Breaking Hate: Confronting The New Culture of Extremism; and Founder, Free Radicals Project, Chicago, IL, USA @cpicciolini @FreeRadicalsOrg
  • Oren SEGAL, Vice-President, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League, New York City, NY USA @orensegal


  • Nathan BOMEY, Reporter, USA TODAY and Author, Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age, Washington, DC, USA @NathanBomey


To register, visit www.eastwestcenter.org/EWCSeminarsLive


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Jaymen Laupola