Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021

Pittsburgh Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Jones Day is proud to sponsor the Eradicate HateSM Global Summit, which is being founded to foster the development and implementation of rule-of-law initiatives to counter hate around the world. This event, which will occur annually near the date of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018, will bring together the people and organizations from around the world who are having the most significant impact in combating hate, preventing hate crimes, and providing justice for the victims of such crimes.

The purpose of the Conference is four-fold: (1) to share the best practices that have been developed by those who are experienced in the use of rule-of-law solutions; (2) to increase the visibility of this work so that greater numbers of victims are encouraged to seek help from the justice system; (3) to maintain broad public vigilance against hate crimes by highlighting the diversity of its victims; and (4) to create focused working groups that will team between conferences to develop specific solutions that will be presented at subsequent Annual Conferences, thus driving progress on an ongoing basis. The Annual Conference also will honor those who lost their lives or were wounded in the Tree of Life attack, including law enforcement officers.

Laura Ellsworth, Global Partner-in-Charge of Community Initiatives for Jones Day, and Mark Nordenberg, former Chancellor and Law School Dean at the University of Pittsburgh and currently Chair of its Institute of Politics, will co-chair the conference. Both became actively involved, very shortly after the Tree of Life shootings, in plans to forge an appropriate and enduring response to the attack.

Other Conference Committee members include nationally respected leaders from business, journalism, law, public policy, and academia. Its racially and religiously diverse membership not only includes leaders from Pittsburgh's Jewish community and a person who lost two family members in the Tree of Life attack, but also members of Pittsburgh's African American and Muslim communities. The conference is funded by generous gifts from the foundation community of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Jones Day Foundation.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • George W. Bush: 43rd President of the United States
  • Tom Ridge: former Governor of Pennsylvania and inaugural Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Major E. Garrett: Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
  • Alejandro N. Mayorkas: Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Alice Wairimu Nderitu: Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations
  • Gary Locke: Interim President, Bellevue College; former Governor of Washington State; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; former U.S. Ambassador to China
  • Theodor Meron: President and Judge, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
  • Fareed Zakaria: Host, CNN; Columnist, Washington Post

To learn more about and register for the event, please visit the Eradicate Hate Global Summit website.