Amy Zalman is the principal owner of the Strategic Narrative Institute LLC. The firm provides consulting services and training to leaders and institutions seeking to strengthen their ability to understand, manage and leverage future change through the power of storytelling.
She is currently also an adjunct Professor of Strategic Foresight Methods at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Visitors of Air University of the U.S. Air Force and a Board Director of the Council on Emerging National Security Affairs.
Amy has served as a leader, teacher, author and consultant in public, private and non-profit sectors. She is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of the World Future Society, the world’s first and largest membership organization for futurists and advocacy on behalf of future-critical issues. From 2014 to 2016, she led the 50-year old organization through a transition from a publishing business model to a global platform for membership and thought leadership.
From 2012 to 2014, Amy served as the inaugural Department of Defense Chair of Information Integration and professor of security strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Her mandate was to advance the teaching of “the information element of national power” to the future strategic leaders of the United States. She has also served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University and the New School University in New York.
Amy holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University, a Masters Degree of Fine Arts from Cornell University, a Bachelors Degree from Columbia University and an honorary Master’s Degree from the National War College. She is a former Fulbright scholar in Jordan, and a former fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York. She is proficient in Arabic and Hebrew.