One of Australia's leading commentators on national and international issues, Waleed Aly answers fundamental questions about leadership and what really matters to him.
Waleed Aly is an Australian broadcaster, journalist, academic and musician. As co-host of The Project, a daily primetime television news and current affairs programme, he is one Australia's leading commentators on national and international issues. Reflecting on his childhood, career and values, he discusses the importance of taking risks, standing by your beliefs and above all, being honest. Self-deprecating and empathetic, his words offer hope and guidance to anyone struggling to find their way and all who champion equality.
Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is an uplifting new series inspired by his legacy. Extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answer the same questions, sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom. The result is a collection brimming with messages of leadership, courage, compassion and hope. Delivered in lovely, giftable hardcovers with vivid photographic portraits throughout, these books offer encouragement and guidance to future leaders and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world.
Royalties from sales of I Know This To Be True will support language translation and free access to the films, books and educational programmes in all countries with developing economies, or economies in transition, as defined by United Nations annual classifications.
Aly is the author of People Like Us: How Arrogance is Dividing Islam and the West, which was shortlisted for several awards including Best Newcomer at the 2008 ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards). He has been recognized with various other awards including the Voltaire Award for Free Speech, the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award for Social Cohesion with producer Tom Whitty, and the Golden Logie Award for Best Personality in Australian Television. In 2011 he was named Victoria's Local Hero at the Australian of the Year Awards. He is married to Australian feminist author and academic Dr. Susan Carland, and they have two children.
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