TIM SEBASTIAN, Presenter

Tim Sebastian is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster known for his hard-hitting questioning and debate moderation.

He is also in demand for his corporate and media training as well as conference and corporate event moderation. Tim is the presenter of On the Brink, founder and moderator of the New Arab Debates and host of the hard-hitting interview programme Confict Zone with Tim Sebastian on DW. He was the founder and moderator of the award-winning The Doha Debates, broadcast on BBC World, and presenter of The Outsider with Tim Sebastian, based in India and broadcast on Bloomberg.

He was previously a BBC foreign correspondent, based in Warsaw, Moscow and Washington, and reported for BBC Television from more than 25 countries over a 30-year period. He is perhaps best known for being the first host of the BBC’s flagship interview programme Hardtalk – for which he was twice named Interviewer of the Year by the Royal Television Society. He has also won the Society’s Television Journalist of the Year award, as well as a British Academy award for contributions to factual television.