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Mariko Silver


On August 1, 2019 Dr. Mariko Silver became the president of the Henry Luce Foundation. She has been the president of Bennington College since 2013. Previously, she served as a Senior Advisor to the President of Arizona State University, as Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Policy in the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, as Policy Advisor to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, and at Columbia University. Dr. Silver holds a BA from Yale University, an MSc from the University of Sussex, a Ph.D. from UCLA, and an honorary Ph.D. from Hofstra University. She lives in Bennington, Vermont with her husband and two children.


Updated August 2019