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. 48: Mira Rapp-Hooper
Interruptor Series, No. 47: Cynthia Arnson
Interruptor Series No. 46: April Longley Alley
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Book Club

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 […]

Book Club Series, No. 14: Juliana Barbassa's Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

This week, we’re diving into Brazil. We talked to Juliana Barbassa, managing editor at Americas Quarterly, and policy director of Americas Society. Her book Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink is one of the best primers we’ve found on an increasingly complicated and important country. Why did […]

Book Club Series, No. 13: Lisa Dickey's Bears in the Streets

Russia remains one of the toughest challenges on the current U.S. administration’s agenda. Media coverage of the country focuses relentlessly on election hacking, politics and Putin. But a quarter-century after the fall of the USSR, what’s really happening in Russia? How do Russians live? What do they talk about, think about, believe in? Lisa Dickey traveled […]

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News & Updates

Interruptors on the United Nations

Jan Beagle: under-secretary-general for management at the UN Margaret Besheer: Voice of America UN correspondent Irina Bokova: UNESCO director-general and education advocate Marie Chatardova: president of UN Economic and Social Council Kelly T. Clements: deputy high commissioner at UN Refugee Agency Dina El-Kassaby: spokesperson for UN World Food Programme Pamela Falk: CBS News reporter on […]

UNGA Interview with Minh-Thu Pham and Feda Abdelhady-Nasser

The UN General Assembly meeting is an annual gathering in New York of leaders representing the 193-member General Assembly, the largest forum for diplomacy. Items on the provisional agenda for next week’s 72nd session include global governance and migration; sustainable development and climate change; human rights and human dignity; modernizing the United Nations and strengthening the United Nations […]

FPI's Magic Box

What we do FPI works on amplifying female voices in several ways: Fellowship – which you can read more about here Newsletter – which you can sign up for here Data collection – in cooperation with Media Matters for America, FPI has been tracking the gender breakdown of foreign policy/national security commentators on prime-time cable […]

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