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.