Gonzaga 2021 International Conference on Hate Studies - Nov 4-6 registration open

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope
November 4-6, 2021

Conference schedule:

Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)   

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Held Virtually 

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.

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.

The conference is co-hosted by the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, The Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, and the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations

Conference Sponsors include:

  • Siler Level Sponsors
    • Laura Boyse-Aargon
    • Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations in honor of JoAn Harvey, KCTFHR board member for her many years of service. 
  • Gonzaga's School of Business 
  • Gonzaga Law School’s Center for Civil & Human Rights
  • Gonzaga School of Leadership Studies
  • Gonzaga Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Proposal submissions deadline: 2/1/2021

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