Amanda Silverman

Amanda Silverman is a story editor, print, for Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic, where she managed special projects, such as the magazine's centennial issue. Prior to that, she was the magazine's managing editor, overseeing the production of the print magazine. She was also a reporter-researcher there from 2009 to 2010. Between stints at The New Republic, Amanda spent two years at the political polling and consulting firm Benenson Strategy Group. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2008 and lives in Washington, D.C.


Does the World Really Need Nation-States?

2015 Global Thinker Chigozie Obioma and novelist Taiye Selasi discuss whether the narrative of nationhood is the greatest story ever told.


The Green Movement and its Inconvenient Truths

2015 Global Thinker Marjan Minnesma and Gasland director Josh Fox debate the best—and perhaps only—way to spurn action on climate change: Terrify people.


How to Build a Media Industry from Scratch

From telenovelas to Sesame Street, 2013 Global Thinkers Noura al Kaabi and Saad Mohseni debate the importance of cultural imports in a localized entertainment industry.


Sweden’s Foreign Minister Has No Time for Giggles

2015 Global Thinker Margot Wallström explains how she took on critics of her “feminist foreign policy"—and why gender equality is a matter of national security.


A Deadly Double Standard

2013 Global Thinker Gulalai Ismail and 2015 Global Thinker Leslee Udwin debate whether the patriarchal mindset so pervasive in South Asia can be reprogrammed—or if women must persevere in a rape culture.


Are Women Still Disconnected From The Connected World?

2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.

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