Board Member

Mariko Silver

Mariko Silver

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Henry Luce Foundation

Mariko Silver is the president and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation. She was previously the president of Bennington College. During the Barack Obama administration, she served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary for international policy. Silver also served under Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the policy advisor for economic development, innovation, and higher education. Prior to her government service, 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. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Silver is chair of the board of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and serves on the boards of Philanthropy New York, and the Migration Policy Institute. She holds a BA in history from Yale University, an MSc in science and technology policy from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in economic geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is based in New York, NY.


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