2020 Multi-Stakeholder Forum

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Part I: 2:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. EDT
Part II: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Prevent • Respond • Learn
San Francisco
Washington DC
Part I: recorded replay

GIFCT Multi-Stakeholder Forum 7/23/20 #1 from Argus HD Productions on Vimeo.

Part II: recorded replay

GIFCT Multi-Stakeholder Forum 7/23/20 #2 from Argus HD Productions on Vimeo.

Part I: The New GIFCT & the Threat Landscape

Agenda and Speakers

2:00 AM EDTWelcome & Opening Remarks
2:30 AM – The Evolving Threat Landscape: A 2020 Update
  • Moderator: Dr. Shiraz Maher, Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)
  • Response Panel:
    • Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Lydia Khalil, Lowy Institute
    • Hamish Hansford, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government
    • Adam Hadley, Tech Against Terrorism
3:30 AM EDT – End of Part I

Part II: The Work of the New GIFCT: A Survey of Priority Focus Areas

Agenda and Speakers

2:00 PM EDTOverview of the GIFCT Working Groups
  • Moderator: Nicholas Rasmussen, Executive Director, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism
  • Working Group Facilitators and Presenters:
    • Academic and Practical Research: Dina Hussein, Facebook
    • Content-Sharing Algorithms, Processes, and Positive Interventions: Lucy Calladine, Google and YouTube
    • Crisis Response: Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft
    • Legal Approaches: Nick Pickles, Twitter
    • Technical Approaches: Adam Hadley, Tech Against Terrorism (TBC)
    • Transparency: Dr. Erin Saltman, Facebook
2:50 PM – Response & Reaction Panel
3:30 PM – Next Steps and Conclusion of Part II
3:35 PM – Break

Breakout Sessions

Agenda and Speakers

3:45 PM – Working Group Breakout Sessions
4:15 PM – End of event


The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) was established in 2017 as a group of companies dedicated to preventing terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms.

In 2020, GIFCT restructured as an independent organization that is capable of sustaining and deepening industry collaboration and capacity, while incorporating the advice of key civil society and government stakeholders.

In its new form, GIFCT will strive to improve the capacity of technology companies; enable multi-stakeholder engagement; encourage civil dialogue; and advance the broader understanding of terrorist and violent extremist operations.

For more information, please visit www.gifct.org.

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