DAVID ARIOSTO is an author and journalist who has managed, produced and written for National Geographic, Time Magazine, NPR, Reuters, CNN, and Al Jazeera America.
He is currently the Head of Editorial for Intelligence Squared, a debate series working to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse. He was formerly a Senior Consultant and Executive Producer for GZERO Media at Eurasia Group.
Between 2009 and 2010, Ariosto was based
in Havana, Cuba, working as a photo-journalist for CNN. He continues to make reporting
trips to the island several times each year.
Ariosto also holds a Master’s of Public Policy
degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s of Arts, History degree from the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.