Amy Horowitz

Director, Global Arts Local Arts Culture Technology International Citizenship

Center for the Study of the Middle East

Center for the Study of Global Change

Indiana University


Full Biography

Amy Horowitz's career spans academic and public sectors. At Smithsonian, she was Program Director for A Global Assessment of the 1989 UNESCO Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture International Conference, co-hosted by with UNESCO in 1998. She served as Acting Director for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, receiving a Grammy as co-producer for the reissue of the Anthology of American Folk Music and supervised over eighty projects on locally situated global music. Sweet Honey in the Rock credits her as central to their global reach.

At The Ohio State University Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Horowitz was PI for Protest Music as Responsible Citizenship: A Conversation with Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Holly Near, The Salaam Shalom Peace Project (arts-based encounter among 5th grade students from Muslim, Christian and Jewish Day Schools) and Living Jerusalem.

At Indiana University, Horowitz is Director of GALACTIC (Global Arts Local Arts Culture Technology International Citizenship) a project of Center for the Study of the Middle East and Center for the Study of Global Change. One of her course, Living Jerusalem: Ethnography and Blog Bridging in Disputed Territory received an International Studies award in 2013. Her book, Mediterranean Israeli Music: The Politics of the Aesthetic won Jordan Schnizter book award at the Association for Jewish Studies in 2010. Horowitz is interested in how global conflicts can be understood in local cultural terms.