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. 45: Alice Driver
Interruptor Series, No. 44: Fabiana Pererra
Interruptor Series, No. 43: Angelika Albaladejo
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Book Club

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 […]

FPI's Books of 2016

FPI is gearing up for lots of interrupting in 2017. 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 this year. As always, holler with recommendations!   Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh  “It is a blunt […]

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News & Updates

Our Summer 2017 fellows

2017 has already been a big year. We received support from New America; we guest-edited an all-women’s issue of World Policy Journal. And we inaugurated a president who is on record as saying he grabs women by their pussies.  Now more than ever we need to make sure the conversations we have about the world are […]

Our Winter 2017 fellows

November 8 was a punch in our guts. For three years, FPI had been pushing to enrich the foreign policy discussion with more diverse voices. We created FPI in response to the multitude of challenges facing us – climate change, extremism, authoritarianism, poverty, pandemics. We need all hands on deck. Quite simply, panels and op-ed […]

Power Interrupted

  Oh, the words that are racing through our minds this week. Disappointed. Disheartened. And, simply, dissed. Three years ago, we started FPI with enthusiasm and, more importantly, conviction. We not only saw the challenges that women everywhere face – of being heard, of being respected, of being recognized, but we faced them ourselves. Women […]

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