The State of Hate in the United States
Heidi Beirich leads the SPLC's Intelligence Project, "one of the most respected anti-terror organizations in the world," according to the National Review. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements as well as racism in academia. Dr. Beirich tracks hate groups in the U. S. She oversees the SPLC's authoritative, yearly count of the nation's hate and hard-line, anti-government groups and is a frequent contributor to the SPLC's investigative reports and speaker at conferences on extremism. Prior to joining the SPLC staff in 1999, Heidi earned a doctorate in political science from Purdue University. She is the co-editor and author of several chapters of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction, published by the University of Texas Press in 2008.
Current funding and sponsorship for the symposium include the Office of the University Provost; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Public History Program; Honors College; Distinguished Lecture Committee; Office of Research; and Forensic Institute for Research and Education.
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