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Christian Picciolini

After leaving the white-supremacist skinhead movement he helped build in America during the 1980's and 90's, Christian Picciolini earned a degree in international relations from DePaul University. He launched Goldmill Group, a global digital media and counter-extremism consulting firm. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for his role in producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremist groups. His life since leaving the white-supremacist movement over two decades ago has been dedicated to helping others counter racism and violent extremism by co-founding the organization Life After Hate. Christian now leads the Free Radicals Project (freeradicals.org), the world's first global extremism disengagement platform. Christian has spoken on the TED stage and to audiences all over the world, sharing his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace and acceptance through empathy and compassion. He has helped over 100 people disengage from hate groups. Christian's involvement in the early American skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement – and How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018). Christian is co-developing a television docu-series based on his work helping people disengage from violent ideologies. 

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Christian Picciolini