Mishal Huasin will be the Moderator at EWC III for Session 2: Hazards of Water
Mishal Husain is a familiar face to BBC viewers across the world, as a presenter for the international channel BBC World. Apart from the news, she also presents the interview programme HardTalk Extra and the interactive programme Talking Point. In the UK, she is a regular presenter of BBC1's Breakfast and reported for the current affairs programme Real Story, also on BBC1.
Mishal Husain is particularly well known in the United States, where she presented nightly news programmes from the BBC's Washington studio, notably through the Iraq War. She was also a Washington correspondent for the Six O'Clock News.
Mishal joined the BBC as a producer, before becoming a business reporter and presenter. In September 2000, she became the launch presenter of Asia Business Report, based in Singapore, and later returned to London to co-present its sister programme, World Business Report.
Her career has included reporting live from Times Square in New York, as the financial markets reopened after 9/11; covering the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks from the Pentagon; breaking the news that the Iraq war had begun in March 2003; presenting on location from Istanbul after the terrorist attacks of November 2003; and covering the 2004 US presidential election campaign. She is also known for challenging interviews, ranging from the former US Secretary of State James Baker and the Pentagon adviser Richard Perle, to the actor Ewan McGregor and the writer Paulo Coelho.