Mehdi Hasan is one of Britain's bestknown political and social commentators. He was included in a recent list of the 100 'most influential' Britons on Twitter and won the 'media personality of the year' award at the 2013 Asian Media Awards. Mehdi is the political director of the Huffington Post UK and presenter of ‘Head To Head’ on Al Jazeera English. A graduate of Oxford University, Mehdi has worked in both the television (BBC, Sky News) and print (Guardian, New Statesman) media, and is a regular guest on television and radio discussion shows in the UK. He is the author of two books – a biography of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and an e-book on the financial crisis. Mehdi’s recent interviewees on Al Jazeera include Richard Dawkins, Jimmy Wales, Saeb Erekat and Tom Friedman. His debate-winning speech at the Oxford Union on Islam and peace, in May 2013, went viral, amassing more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.