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.

Duterte and the Philippines: Interview with Purple Romero
Trump and ASEAN: Interview with Nina Hachigian
Iran Nuclear Deal: Interview with Dina Esfandiary
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Book Club

Book Club No. 17: Alexis Okeowo's A Moonless, Starless Sky - Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo moved to Uganda in 2006 after being awarded a fellowship when she graduated from university. “It was kind of a fluke,” she says, but it ignited her interest for reporting on the continent. She’s now a staff writer at the New Yorker, and has been a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in […]

Book Club No. 16: Erin Banco's Pipe Dreams - The Squandering of Iraq's Oil Wealth

This week we spoke to investigative reporter Erin Banco about her upcoming book Pipe Dreams: The Squandering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth, which will be released on November 27th.  In Pipe Dreams, Banco revisits events over the past two decades to uncover why the enormous wealth that was supposed to come from Iraq’s and Kurdistan’s oil never got […]

Book Club Series No. 15: Suzy Hansen's Notes on a Foreign Country

Suzy Hansen moved to Istanbul in 2007 after being awarded a fellowship, and is still living in Istanbul a decade later. Hansen is a contributing writer for the New York Times and has had stories published by The Nation, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Last month, Hansen released […]

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News & Updates

Female Peace Laureates: The List

Here are the women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Jane Addams: Former international president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, chaired a women’s conference for peace held in the Hague (1931) Emily Greene Balch: Worked as honorary international president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, fought for disarmament […]

Covering and Uncovering Israel & Palestine

Suhad Babaa is the Executive Director at Just Vision, an organization dedicated to increasing media coverage and support for Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity, and equality for all.  FPI: What is Just Vision? Suhad Babaa: Just Vision is a team of human rights advocates, […]

Jerusalem as the capital: A Primer

On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, throwing seven decades of diplomacy into a tailspin. Yeah, the rest of the Arab world didn’t like it. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Frederica Mogherini noted that the announcement could have “very worrying potential impact.” What does this radical shift in policy mean? Lisa […]

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