Amar is a currently 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.
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 scores of 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 PostGlobal, 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 and has appeared on TV and radio outlets including CNN, NPR and BBC as a world affairs analyst.