On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of "Fear Itself," we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given.
Malika Bilal is an international news journalist, TV host, and moderator based in Washington, DC. She is currently co-host of The Stream, an Emmy-nominated news talk show on Al Jazeera English that's centered on online community participation. She also serves as digital producer for that program, facilitating live on-air panel discussions while simultaneously bringing in viewer questions, comments and feedback.A Chicago native, Malika graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has reported from across the United States and the Middle East, including Egypt, where she covered that country’s first post-revolution election campaign and subsequent violence, and Saudi Arabia, where she was deployed to cover the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Malika previously worked for Voice of America and has written for the Chicago Tribune and National Public Radio. Her career has afforded her the chance to interview former presidents and prime ministers, Hollywood and Bollywood stars, and artists and activists from around the world. Her favorite interviews, though, are the ones with people you haven’t heard of yet.