Ali Aslan is an internationally renowned moderator, speaker, journalist, television presenter, and talk show host. His international career in television journalism spans over two decades. With a career spanning three continents, he has worked for CNN in Washington DC, ABC News in New York, Channel News Asia in Istanbul, and more recently, Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. The latter sees him as the host of “Quadriga”, the DW flagship talk show. The show, viewed in 200 countries, reaches just over 100 million viewers each week.
A sought-after moderator for high-profile events, Ali Aslan includes amongst his audiences the UN General Assembly, World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings, the NATO summit, World Policy Conference, Atlantic Dialogues, and many more. He also completed a stint as policy and media advisor to Chancellor Angela Markel’s government in Germany.
The course of his career has seen Ali Aslan either interview or share the stage with several global leaders and public figures. Amongst these, he includes the likes of former US President Bill Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, King Felipe of Spain, US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and many others.
A frequent speaker on German, European, and transatlantic affairs, Ali Aslan holds a masters’ degree in International Relations and Journalism from Columbia University in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
His contributions have seen Ali Aslan named a Young Leader by numerous organisations. These include the American Council on Germany, the German Marshall Fund, The BMW Foundation, the Atlantik- Brücke, and the Bertelsmann Foundation.
A sought-after moderator speaker on international affairs and the global economy, Ali Aslan lives in Germany and is fluent in English, German, and Turkish.