Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British broadcaster, author and political commentator. He presents UpFront for Al Jazeera English in Washington D.C. and is a columnist for The Intercept and the New Statesman.
Mehdi is a former political director of the Huffington Post UK and is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Washington Post. He has been named one of the 100 'most influential' Britons on Twitter, and was included in the annual global list of 'The 500 Most Influential Muslims' in the world ('The Muslim 500').
His 2013 debate-winning speech at the Oxford Union on Islam and peace went viral online, amassing more than two million views.
Mehdi is also the author of two books - a biography of former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and an e-book on debt and the financial crisis.