TV Host & Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Germany
Ali Aslan is the host of the international talk show “Quadriga” on Deutsche Welle TV. The show reaches 200 countries and 100 million viewers each week. A frequent public speaker and moderator, Mr. Aslan has worked as a journalist for leading television networks around the world. His work at CNN, ABC News and Channel News Asia took him to Washington, New York, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Upon his return to Germany, he ventured into politics, serving for two terms as a Policy and Media Advisor to the Federal Government. He is a co-founder of the “German Islam Conference,” a high-profile government initiative by the Federal Ministry of the Interior which aims to improve the integration of Muslims into German society. He has also advised the German Foreign Ministry on matters related to intercultural dialogue, served as an International Affairs Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Finance, and has assisted the government's spokesman at the Federal Press Office. Mr. Aslan holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Master of Science in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Aslan has been named a Young Leader by numerous organisations, including the American Council on Germany, the BMW Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantik-Brücke. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation recognised him as one of 40 German "Thinkers of Tomorrow” under the age of 40. He is the first German recipient of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations International Fellowship and a member of the Körber Network Foreign Policy.