MY MOTTO...FOR YOUNG AND MEDIUM-AGED WOMEN IS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN TO INTERRUPT BECAUSE YOU DON'T GET CALLED ON JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK YOU SHOULD BE. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME THOUGHTS AND INTERRUPT. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

Who We Are

Two foreign policy fiends dedicated to getting more female experts miked and bylined. Holler at us: info@fpinterrupted.com

Elmira Bayrasli

Visiting Fellow, New America
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Lauren Bohn

Middle East Correspondent, The GroundTruth Project

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Why We Exist

FPI combats the industry’s gender disparity through a visibility platform and a cohesive fellowship program, including media training and meaningful mentoring at partnering media institutions. We’re helping women break both internal and external barriers.

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Interruptor Series

Because FPI is all about amplifying female foreign policy voices, we’ve rolled out a regular brain-picking Q&A feature with awesome interruptors.

Interruptor Series, No. 35: Agathe Maupin
Interruptor Series, No. 34: Benedetta Berti
Interruptor Series, No 33: Rachel Stohl
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Book Club

Book Club Series, No. 12: Kim Barker's The Taliban Shuffle

It’s not every day that one of our favorite foreign policy interruptors is played in a film by Tina Fey. But Kim Barker is just that cool. Kim was the South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009, based in New Delhi and Islamabad. Her book, a dark comedic take on those […]

Book Club Series No. 11: Somini Sengupta's The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

Somini Sengupta, a George Polk Award–winning journalist, covers the United Nations for The New York Times, for which she was previously the bureau chief in Dakar and New Delhi. She was born in Calcutta but left, with her family, in 1975 for Canada. Eventually Somini and her family settled in California. Today she lives in […]

FPI's Books of 2015

FPI is gearing up for lots of interrupting in 2016. To kickstart the exciting year ahead, let’s change the ratio on your [electronic] bookshelf. Below is a compilation of some biblio-brainfood served up by women in 2015. As always, holler with recs!   It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Lyndsey […]

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News & Updates

Our Fall 2016 fellows

Last spring, when we called for applications for our third fellowship cycle — a fellowship to support foreign policy interruptors so that we can change the damn ratio and amplify diverse voices — we once again didn’t know what to expect. Here’s what we got: hundreds of applications from brilliant interruptors around the world. These […]

Interruptors on Brexit

It’s time to interrupt the discussion on Brexit. We’ve compiled a working list of female interruptors who should be on your radar for a wider, fuller conversation on Britain’s vote to leave the EU, and all that will follow. As always, holler with recommendations.   Anne Applebaum: Columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. She directs […]

Meet our Summer 2016 student-fellows!

We’re excited to announce our new squad of student-fellows, helping us amplify female foreign policy voices from Asia, Latin America, and Africa! Janet Ho, our Asia student-fellow, is currently an undergraduate at Harvard University studying Government and Economics. She has an interest in foreign policy as it relates to international women’s rights, and has previously served […]

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