Waleed Aly

Author, academic, broadcaster, rock musician, former human rights lawyer and AFL mascot, Waleed Aly is one of Australia's most exciting political and social commentators. Waleed is known in the public eye as a host on The Project, from appearances on Q&A, Meet the Press, 7.30 and Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, and as the host of ABC's Big Ideas. In December 2014, he finished a two-year stint as the presenter of ABC Radio National's Drive program.

Waleed's social and political writings have appeared in newspapers including The Guardian, The Australian, The Sunday Times of India, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. His book People Like Us: How Arrogance Is Dividing Islam and the West, was published in 2007. He has been nominated for a Gold Logie for best personality on Australian TV in 2016.

Waleed is a lecturer in politics at Monash University and also works in the university's Global Terrorism Research Centre.

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