Amy Zalman is the Department of Defense Information Integration Chair at the National War College, in Washington, D.C. She is also an adjunct instructor at the Joint Special Operations University at U.S. Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida.
From 2007-12, Ms. Zalman worked at SAIC, a Washington, D.C.-based science and technology firm. There she developed new market strategies and basic research projects in the strategic communications sector. She has also served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University and the New School University.
Ms. Zalman frequently briefs foreign policy stakeholders and general audiences on the roles of communication and narrative in global problem solving. She has briefed the U.S. Congress, NATO, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Marine Corps, the National Institutes of Health, TED, Georgetown University and Washington-area think tanks.
Her publications include "Countering Violent Extremism: Beyond Words" (EastWest Institute) and articles and essays in a wide variety of publications. These include The Globalist, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Huffington Post, IO Journal, Middle East Report, Tablet Magazine and the World Policy Journal.
Ms. Zalman is the founder of Strategic Narrative, which is dedicated to using storytelling tools to communicate and generate solutions to complex problems. She holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University and is proficient in Arabic and Hebrew.