Writer, Producer, Consultant
Dual Citizen of Denmark and the United States
Michael Soussan is a critically acclaimed author and produced screenwriter with a background in journalism, international affairs & crisis diplomacy
He worked for CNN, on K Street in Washington, at the United Nations, and as an independent journalist and consultant, taking multiple assignments in Iraq, the Congo and Afghanistan
Soussan's articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, The Independent, Prospect magazine, and he has contributed live interviews to CNN, NPR, the BBC, Skynews & MSNBC's Morning Joe among others... (see articles here)
Public speaking engagements include the Harvard Club of New York, John Hopkin's University, the London School of Economics, the Morgan Stanley Torch Talks, Google Talks, AOL Build, Transparency International, and a conference of the United States Central Command, which focused on using story techniques to counter extremist narratives.
Michael Soussan, Los Angeles, 2020
Soussan testified before Congress as part of an effort that succeeded in sparking the largest global anti-corruption investigation in history. He subsequently published mémoir, which recounts how he came across complex corruption & spying operations at the UN. It received wide critical acclaim & was adapted to film starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James.
Michael has contributed live and written content to a wide range of media platforms
“Soussan landed the job of his dreams, working for the United Nations on the biggest aid program it had ever attempted. However, anyone familiar with the tales of Soussan's fellow countryman Hans Christian Andersen will expect dark truths to emerge from the most innocent exteriors […] this book will come as a revelation.” -- The Sunday Times.
"Book of the year"
"Book of the Week"
"A great book and a fun read!”
Fareed Zakaria, CNN
Michael Soussan in Iraq
Theo James, on Film set
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- Public speaking engagements
- Crisis Communication Consulting
- Speechwriting, Ghostwriting
- Open Source Intelligence R&A
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FILM & TV
At a time when traditional news is struggling, storytelling for screens has become the most effective trigger of public engagement
AWARDS & SELECTIONS
PRODUCTION & DISTIBUTION
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CONTACT ME FOR SCREENWRITING SERVICES
Sample of clients and entities that engaged my services as a media consultant
Public Speaking Engagements Include the Following Venues
Closed Pannel Discussion
With Sir Richard Dearlove
Former Head of M.I.6
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