Amanda Ripley

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Amanda Ripley is a journalist who investigates the gaps between public policy and human behavior. She is a contributing writer at Time Magazine, where she has written feature stories on education, crime, disasters and politics for the past 13 years. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London.

As an Emerson Fellow at New America, Ripley is working on a book about what it is like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers. The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way will be published by Simon & Schuster in August 2013. Her last book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary. Her work has helped Time win two National Magazine Awards. She graduated from Cornell University. You can follow her work at www.AmandaRipley.com or on Twitter @amandaripley.

Publications

Article | Sep 18, 2013 | The Atlantic
Book Page | Aug 13, 2013 |
Article | Jan 17, 2013 | TIME Magazine
Article | Oct 18, 2012 | TIME Magazine
Article | Sep 20, 2012 | The Atlantic
Article | Sep 14, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal
Article | Jun 21, 2012 | The Atlantic

Events

Event | Sep 12, 2013 | Washington
Event | Oct 9, 2012 | Washington

Press

In the News Item | Dec 13, 2013 | Wall Street Journal
In the News Item | Nov 27, 2013 | New York Times
In the News Item | Sep 5, 2013 | New York Times
In the News Item | Aug 18, 2011 | The Washington Post
In the News Item | Aug 17, 2011 |