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Amy Zalman

Amy Zalman is a global security futurist dedicated to leveraging the power of narrative to accelerate transformational change. As the owner of the Strategic Narrative Institute LLC, Amy provides consulting services and training for leaders and institutions seeking to strengthen their ability to understand, manage, and benefit from disruptive change. Currently, she is an adjunct Professor of Strategic Foresight Methods at Georgetown University in Washington DC, a member of the Board of Visitors of U.S. Air Force Air University, and a Board Director of the Council on Emerging National Security Affairs. During the course of her career, Amy has served as a leader, teacher, author, and consultant in public, private, and nonprofit 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 DC. From 2007 to 2012, she worked at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC, now Leidos), a Washington DC-based Fortune 500 science and technology firm and as a founding partner of Oryx Communications, which supported organizations expanding into the Middle East and North Africa. As a keynote and public speaker, and as an author, her audiences have included the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command Commander’s Retreat, Atlantic Council Global Strategy Forum, Forbes Mexico Summit, KBS Korea Future Forum, the U.S. Library of Congress, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Istanbul, Global Reporting Initiative Corporate Sustainability Trends in Rome, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US Congress, USSOCOM, DoD Highlands Forums, the Marine Corps Public Affairs Leadership Conference, the Heritage Foundation, TEDx, and others.

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