Amar is a student at Yale Law School, focusing on media-related law and business. Before returning to school, Amar was World Producer at CNN.com and Managing Editor of the Global Public
Square, CNN’s premier international analysis site. Amar built and ran
the site, designed its social media outreach, and launched “Uncommon Ground,” a
web-based show placing unlikely pairings of people from around the world in
Before joining CNN, Amar served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan E. Rice, where he worked on speechwriting, development policy, Muslim outreach and integrating new media into diplomatic efforts.
Prior to this position, Amar was a reporter for The Washington Post where he created a novel online video blog called How the World Sees America. This project brought him to twelve countries to create over one hundred text and video vignettes about how America affects ordinary lives abroad. Amar also reported on race in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and was the first editor of The Washington Post's PostGlobal site, an online international affairs forum moderated by David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria connecting seventy-five eminent international journalists in daily discussion.
Amar graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, creating a multimedia thesis on media propaganda in Zimbabwe. He also founded Aina Arts , integrating local artisans into under-resourced schools. He is a Truman Scholar and Soros Fellow has appeared on TV and radio outlets including CNN, NPR and BBC as a world affairs analyst. Amar is currently finishing a master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is pursuing a JD at Yale University.