Amy Zalman, Ph.D.

  • Founder of the Strategic Narrative Institute and the World Future Society
  • Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University 
  • Taught at Georgetown, New York, Cornell, and New School universities


Amy Zalman is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is the founder of the Strategic Narrative Institute, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and the CEO and President of the World Future Society. She is also the Department of Defense Chair of Information on Integration at the National War College. 

Amy developed her expertise through a decade of publishing, consulting, public speaking and university teaching. She has presented Congressional testimony on "winning hearts and minds" through improved U.S. strategic communications, and on reforming cross-cultural education in the military. Her articles, reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of publications. Amy has served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University, and the New School University, and as a fellow at the EastWest Institute, a global security 'think-and-do' tank. She wrote about terrorism for ThoughtCo for two and a half years. 


Amy holds a Ph.D. from New York University's Department of Middle Eastern Studies, a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Poetry from Cornell. 

Amy Zalman, Ph.D.

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