Amy Zalman is founder and director of Strategic Narrative Institute, a global security foresight firm. For over a decade she has worked to support more culturally astute communication between the United States and Middle Eastern audiences in educational, commercial, and national security contexts.

She has presented testimony to the U.S. Congress and NATO, and is the author of the policy paper "Countering Violent Extremism: Beyond Words" (2008). 

Zalman received her doctorate from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University, and has served on the faculties of The New School, New York University, and Cornell University.

Last Updated: June 5, 2017