A M Y K A S L O W
For three decades, Amy Kaslow has shared the stories of victims, perpetrators, eyewitnesses, and survivors in the immediate aftermath of conflict and well into the post-war period. Among the arenas: South Africa's Apartheid; the eight year battleground between Iran and Iraq; massacre in Kurdistan; ethnic cleansing in the Balkans; endless conflict between Israel and the Palestinians; gang violence in Central America; the killing fields in Cambodia; Nigeria's north-south strife; the nations caught up in the Cold War; the favelas in Brazil; the "Dirty War" in Argentina; genocide in Rwanda; the many countries and parties in the Holocaust. A writer, photographer and broadcaster specializing in economic reconstruction, her work has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Institutional Investor, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Huffington Post, SLATE, Middle East Insight, The Middle East, Moment, Emerging Markets, Europe Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Quarterly, The International Economy, on NPR, PBS, CNBC, the CBC, and many other news outlets. She was the longtime lead economic correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and special global correspondent for PRI's Marketplace. She is on the board of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative. She is the creator of K/NOW, a fresh online news missive named by Forbes Magazine a Top Ten Newsletter of 2018.
Kaslow’s current photojournalism exhibition, “Victims, Perpetrators, Eyewitnesses and Survivors: Life After War” has been at the Center for Conflict Resolution, Texas A&M, the US Library of Congress, Vassar College's Palmer Gallery, New York's Chinatown Soup Gallery, Northwestern University's Kellogg School, and IATI's black box theater on East 4th Street, NYC..
Active in the domestic policy arena, Kaslow works with fallout from the failed War on Poverty, and fosters collaboration among businesses, educators, grassroots groups and political leaders to convert at-risk populations into local assets. On the wide array of talent issues, she gives university talks, corporate guidance, Congressional testimony, and helps municipal, state government and federal agencies glean critical insights from the field. She has advised Manpower Inc., Junior Achievement, the ACT Foundation, the National Academies, Congressional committees, the White House, and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education on inspired ways low income learners and earners can surmount their challenges. Kaslow reaches a diverse audience by conveying what's happening on the ground with context: history's lessons and the broad horizon of future needs. Her outreach ranges from testifying before the House Science Committee on critical needs to a TEDx talk on how college students can best position themselves for meaningful work.
Kaslow led Sinai House, an award-winning wrap-around transitional housing program for homeless families in Southeast Washington, D.C. She served eight years as a Presidential Appointee to the governing board and executive committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is committed to the Museum's dual charge of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and working to prevent contemporary genocide in the many trouble spots around the world. Kaslow is a trustee of Living Classrooms, an education, community action and economic development initiative that targets at-risk communities, from early childhood to adulthood. She has served and chaired K-12 school boards, designing experiential global education, STEM initiatives, and programs to attract and retain teachers.
Kaslow is the recipient of MOMENT's International Change-maker Award for global reporting on crisis zones.
She is a member of the Belizean Grove.