Beth Duff-Brown joined CISAC in February 2012 as communications and editorial manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in Asia, Africa and North America as a foreign correspondent and manager for The Associated Press (AP). She served as an AP reporter and bureau chief in West Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia before becoming Deputy Asia Editor based in Bangkok. She was a 2010-2011 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, where she developed a digital platform to tell stories about women and girls around the world. Beth has her master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, worked in China as a "foreign expert" for the Chinese news magazine "Beijing Review," and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo.
From her posts at the AP, Beth covered the civil wars of West Africa, the financial growth of Southeast Asia and the political turmoil of India, Pakistan the rest of South Asia. As Deputy Asia Editor for the AP, she supervised the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the war in Afghanistan, the North Korean nuclear program, and the booming economies of China and India. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for a story she did about the return to her Peace Corps village in the Democratic Republic of Congo.