Since joining ICNC in 2014, Amber French has led in developing and managing ICNC’s editorial and media initiatives. Amber led the development of the Minds of the Movement blog, for which she is Co-Editor. In 2016, she oversaw the launch of the Nonviolent Conflict News website, a news aggregator site on civil resistance around the world. She also launched and is managing ICNC Press, which has so far produced six books in online and print editions. She is currently based in Paris, France.
Previously as ICNC’s Coordinator of Editorial Activities, she coordinated design work in support of developing a new ICNC logo, and editorial and design work in support of publishing ICNC monographs. In 2015, she also served as Co-Editor of openDemocracy’s civilResistance page, commissioning, editing, and promoting articles on a wide range of topics related to civil resistance.
Amber came to ICNC with years of professional research, writing, and editing experience, including with ICF International, as editor of the Migration Policy Institute’s Migration Information Source, and as co-editor of the New Diversities journal co-published by UNESCO and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She has also served as assistant program specialist in UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector (International Migration and Urbanization Section), and coordinator of the UNESCO chairmanship of the Global Migration Group, an interagency group working to harmonize international migration policies.
She holds an MA degree in international relations and diplomacy from the American Graduate School of Paris, France. Her graduate thesis focused on the human rights outcomes of female migration in the post-colonial context. She also holds a BA in international relations and French (double degree) from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.