Oren Segal is Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, which combats extremism, terrorism and all forms of hate in the real world and online. Recognized as the foremost authority on extremism, the Center provides resources, expertise and training which enables law enforcement, public officials, community leaders and internet and technology companies to identify and counter emerging threats.
Much of Mr. Segal's time with ADL has been devoted to evaluating the activity and tactics of extremist groups and movements, training law enforcement officers and publishing reports and articles on a wide range of extremist topics. Mr. Segal has briefed members of congress, is regularly interviewed by national and international media outlets and provides his expertise at conferences around the world on issues of terrorism, anti-Semitism and extremism online.
In February 2015, Mr. Segal participated in a landmark White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). He focused his remarks on the nature of violent extremist movements in the United States, as well as how Americans of all religions, races and backgrounds are being reached and recruited by international terrorist organizations online. He also discussed the partners with whom ADL cooperates to combat these threats, including law enforcement, the tech industry and various community groups, highlighting the importance of a multi-faceted approach to addressing the challenge of violent extremism.
In 2006, Mr. Segal was recognized by the FBI for his exceptional service in the public interest. A graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Mr. Segal, a native New Yorker, has previously worked for The New York Times.