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Tim Sebastian

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Tim Sebastian is the chairman of The New Arab Debates, currently broadcast and distributed worldwide on Deutsche Welle TV.

The award-winning former BBC foreign correspondent was the first presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World's daily half-hour interview programme, where he worked for more than seven years.

Tim was the founder and chairman of The Doha Debates which were broadcasted across the globe on BBC World News from 2004 until 2012. The programmes, recorded in the Gulf state Qatar, provided a unique, uncensored forum for discussing the most controversial issues in the Arab and Islamic worlds.

In 2012 he presented the Outsider Debates, recorded in India and screened on Bloomberg TV.

in 1982, Tim was the winner of the "Richard Dimbleby Award" at BAFTA and was also named "Television Journalist of the Year" by the Royal Television Society.

For two years running, in 2000 and 2001, he received the Royal Television Society's "Interviewer of the Year" Award.

Her began his career as a foreign correspondent in Warsaw, covering the Solidarity revolution, before becoming the BBC's Europe Correspondent in 1982 and Moscow Correspondent in 1984.
A year later he was expelled by the Soviet authorities and sent to Washington until 1989.

Born in London in 1952, Tim speaks Russian and German fluently and also holds a BA Honours degree in modern languages from Oxford University.

A best-selling author, he has written eight novels and two non-fiction books.

In 2015 he was elected a Fellow Commoner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to serve during the academic year 2015-16.

Tim has written widely for newspapers including the Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times and the New York Times.

He also chairs conferences and seminars. He has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.

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Tim Sebastian is the chairman of The New Arab Debates, currently broadcast and distributed worldwide on Deutsche Welle TV.

Tim Sebastian also founded and chaired The Doha Debates which were broadcast on BBC World News for 8 years from 2004. The programmes - recorded in the Gulf state Qatar - provided a unique, uncensored forum for discussing the most controversial issues in the Arab and Islamic worlds. For many years Tim also presented HARDtalk, BBC World's daily half-hour interview programme. He travelled to many countries interviewing presidents, prime ministers and kings, as well as authors, actors and musicians. 

Tim is a recipient of the "Richard Dimbleby Award" at BAFTA and former "Television Journalist of the Year" by the Royal Television Society. In 2000 and 2001, he received the Royal Television Society's "Interviewer of the Year" Award.

Tim speaks fluent Russian and German.

Recent testimonials include:

Moderate Nepal Hydropower Conference for The World Bank

The entire conference went off very well and Tim did a wonderful job. There was a near unanimous feedback from amongst the panelists and the audience about the two days in terms of the quality and content of meaningful discussions as well as high level of conference facilitation.

Moderate Sharjah International Government Communications Forum

Tim was great - he challenged the panellists very well. Tim didn't hesitate to ask uncomfortable questions, and I think overall he got a good conversation going. He also handled the questions very well - it can be tricky sometimes with the audience here. Overall I'd say he was the best moderator of the event.

The Doha Debates – World Ports and Trade Summit

I would like to thank you personally for your contribution and support and the inaugural World Ports and Trade Summit. You’re active participation at the summit has helped establish this landmark event


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