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Michael Soussan

Writer, Producer, Consultant
Dual Citizen of Denmark and the United States

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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, YouTube 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 historyHe subsequently published a mémoir about his experience. The book 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

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“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. 

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 "Book of the year"

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"Book of the Week"

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"Nonfiction Choice"

 "A great book and a fun read!”

Fareed Zakaria, CNN

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 Digest Of Critical Reviews

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Michael Soussan in Iraq

Theo James, on Film set

Check availability for

  • - Public speaking engagements

  • - Interviews

  • - Crisis Communication Consulting

  • - Speechwriting, Ghostwriting 

  • - Open Source Intelligence R&A

(See Consulting section below - contact through portal) 



At a time when traditional news is struggling, storytelling for screens has become the most effective trigger of public engagement

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Sample of clients and partners
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Film & TV
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Sample of clients and entities that engaged my services as a media consultant

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Public Speaking Engagements Include the Following Venues

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Closed Pannel Discussion

With Sir Richard Dearlove

Former Head of M.I.6

Contact Michael
For Speaking Engagements
Media Consulting
Writing and Development Services
...Or just to share your thoughts!

Every query will be answered

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