Mariko Silver

President and CEO, Henry Luce Foundation 

Dr. Mariko Silver is the president and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation. She was previously the president of Bennington College. During the Obama administration, she served the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary for international policy. Dr. Silver also served under Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the policy advisor for economic development, innovation, and higher education. Prior to her government service, Dr. Silver was instrumental in the transformation and expansion of Arizona State University, leading work on economic development policy and metrics, science, technology and innovation policy, state K-12 and higher education policy, sustainability science, and global health. Dr. Silver is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Council on Foreign Relations, Philanthropy New York, and the Migration Policy Institute. Dr. Silver holds a PhD in Economic Geography from UCLA; MSC,Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex (UK) and BA, History from Yale University.