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Amy Zalman
Professor of Foresight and CEO at Prescient


For the last two decades, Amy has worked with leaders and organizations to accelerate vanguard thinking and accelerated approaches to future change. She is the founder and CEO of Prescient, a Washington DC-based strategic foresight firm and a part-time professor of Strategic Foresight at Georgetown University in Washington DC. 

Dr. Zalman 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. She was the first Department of Defense appointed Chair of Information Integration at the U.S. National War College in Washington DC., and she regularly advises senior military and intelligence
leaders on issues related to the long term future environment.

She is a frequent keynote speaker and has addressed audiences on 5 continents, and regularly publishes on issues related to the intersections of emerging technologies and their impacts on societies, governance and power. Amy holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern
Studies from New York University, and additional degrees in literature and fine arts from Cornell and Columbia Universities. She is a former Fulbright scholar in Jordan, and a former fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York, and has served on the faculties of New
York University, Cornell University, and the New School University.

Amy Zalman's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • The power of integration in a complex and connected age