Zeeshan Aleem is an Associate Editor at The Huffington Post. He has previous experience at BBC News, TheAtlantic.com, and POLITICO.
He has been tear-gassed, batoned, disguised, spied upon and assaulted on five continents, and interviewed presidents, defense ministers, peace envoys, squatters and guest workers.
His work has won an award from the South Asian Journalists Association and has been cited or quoted in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Slate, Think Progress, a book on global politics and university curricula. He’s done a bit of television, a bit of radio, and he has spoken on panels at a few universities in the U.S. and the UK.
A gentleman who oversaw the first Qana Massacre once called him “blood lice,” and a gentleman who went on to become Michele Bachmann’s press secretary once referred to him as a “liberal pinhead.”
Non-journalistic experience includes time at the U.S. House of Representatives, consulting for a Pakistani Member of Parliament, co-writing and directing a play at the Burton Taylor theater in Oxford, and a couple freestyling competitions.
He was born in in Washington, D.C. and formally educated at the Sidwell Friends School, Oxford University, George Washington University (Presidential Scholarship), and the University of Chicago (University Scholarship). All of his higher education has been vigorously interdisciplinary across the social sciences, with a concentration in social theory, modern history, and political economy.