Ph.D., Middle Eastern Studies, New York University
B.A., English Literature, Columbia University
Amy Zalman, Ph.D. is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about terrorism for more than two years. Amy specializes in the historical and social context of political violence and terrorism. She has 30 years of experience as a writer, consultant, and public speaker and describes herself as a strategic thinker, transformation leader, and a futurist.
In 2016, Amy founded the Strategic Narrative Institute, a global think tank consultancy. The firm's mission is to help organizations understand trends which affect and then, encourage them and take actions to leverage change. Amy's background includes service as the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of the World Future Society in Washington, D.C. She was a Department of Defense Chair of Information on Integration at the National War College (NWC) of the United States. Amy teaches Strategic Foresight in Graduate Culture at Georgetown University's Communications and Technology Program.
Amy Zalman received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University in 2003. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Poetry from Cornell University and a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in English Literature.
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