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Betsy Pisik

Journalist, author, mentor, storyteller

New York

Betsy Pisik

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Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World

I am co-writing UNSG Ban Ki-moon's memoir, a candid account of his UN tenure and beyond.
Columbia University Press Link to Story
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Polio's Deadly Return

Polio was nearly eradicated -- until a Nigerian province declared the vaccine "unIslamic."
Int'l Reporting Project Link to Story
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Halting an Epidemic: Polio in Nigeria

Betsy Pisik traveled to Nigeria, to report on Islamic resistance to the polio vaccine.
YouTube Link to Story
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Where is the Landmark Lawsuit for Cannabis?

Marriage equality and abortion became the law of the land with Supreme Court wins. Marijuana?
Marijuana.com Link to Story
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Congo: Rape as a weapon of war

I spent six weeks in Eastern Congo to report on rape as a weapon of war. This is the first of a six-part series.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Benazir's exclusive interview

I interviewed Pakistani political icon Benazir Bhutto two weeks before her assassination.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Detained by Hezbollah, southern Lebanon

Hezbollah held me during the 2006 Lebanon war, curious about Americans, Israel and colleges
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Lebanese casualties buried in mass graves, awaiting peace

Dozens of Lebanon's dead were temporarily interred in mass graves awaiting return to their villages.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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California's Prop 64: Disappointing Results

CA's Prop 64 created the world's largest legal cannabis market in the heart of the largest black market.
Green Entrepreneur Link to Story
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24H in Yarmouk Hospital, Baghdad

A day in the life of Baghdad's Yarmouk teaching hospital, where medicine is nearly impossible.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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Pak. women are winning small political, social gains

21st Century Pakistani women seek political, social gains in a traditional society.
The Washington Times Link to Story
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The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

Energy expert Adam N. Stulberg says the US will never be independent.
Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Link to Story

About

Betsy Pisik

I’ve just finished my first book and I’m looking forward to my next writing adventure!

I’m a Pulitzer-nominated journalist with a background in foreign affairs, international development, public health, the United Nations, investor relations, investigative reporting and the $20 billion legal cannabis industry.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's memoir, "Resolved" will be published in June 2021 by Columbia University Press.

Please see BetsyPisik.com for more details.

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Skills

  • welding
  • drawing
  • investigations
  • photography
  • questioning authority
  • writing
  • reporting
  • speechwriting
  • public affairs
  • editing
  • mentoring