Beth Duff-Brown joined CISAC in February 2012 as communications and editorial manager. Before coming to Stanford, she worked 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 in the developing 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, public health policies and cultural joys of West Africa, the financial growth of Southeast Asia and the political turmoil of India, Pakistan and the rest of South Asia. As Deputy Asia Editor for the AP, she managed a large team of reporters and 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 her story about the return to her Peace Corps village in the Democratic Republic of Congo and won a South Asia Journalists Association award for her in-depth story about the long history of brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims in India.