A frequent public speaker and moderator, Aslan has worked as a journalist for leading television networks around the world. His work at CNN and ABC News took him to Washington, New York, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Ali Aslan was the host of the international talk show “Quadriga” on Deutsche Welle TV. The show reached 200 countries and 100 million viewers each week.
Upon his return to Germany, he ventured into politics, serving for two terms as a Policy and Media Advisor to the Federal Government, including the German Foreign Ministry and the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Aslan holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Master of Science in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
In recognition of his achievements, Aslan has been named a Young Leader by numerous organizations, including the American Council on Germany, the BMW Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation recognized him as one of 40 German "Thinkers of Tomorrow” under the age of 40. He is the first German recipient of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations International Fellowship and a member of the Körber Network Foreign Policy.