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Wajahat Ali

The Daily Beast Columnist; Author
The Daily Beast

WAJAHAT ALI is an author, Daily Beast columnist, and public figure whose social advocacy work is building a more compassionate and inclusive America. The beloved TED speaker has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic about our urgent issues—immigration, politics, parenthood—with boldness, hope, and humor. His memoir Go Back to Where You Came From, one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, follows his life as a Muslim Pakistani-American on a surprising, emotional, and challenging quest for the good life. Iconic journalist Katie Couric says that “we are all so fortunate to be on the receiving end of his intellect, his humanity, and his heart.” A dynamic and hilarious presenter, Waj brings a unique sense of humor and empathy to his talks.

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Events featuring Wajahat Ali
Events featuring Wajahat Ali