Entrepreneurship, Erdogan, and Interrupting: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

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Episode Guests
  • Micah Zenko
    Senior Fellow

Show Notes

The wonderful Elmira Bayrasli joined me again for discussion that ranged from the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to women’s role in shaping foreign policy. Elmira is a fellow in New America’s International Security program, a professor at NYU School of Professional Studies and Bard College’s Global and International Affairs program, author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places. (In case you missed it, you can listen to our talk last April about From the Other Side of the World here) She is also co-founder with Lauren Bohn of Foreign Policy Interrupted (FPI), an education and media startup dedicated to increasing female foreign policy voices in the press.

We discussed current Turkish policy and Erdogan’s endgame in Syria, and Elmira provided insights into how populism affects start-ups across the world. She also gave an update on what FPI has been doing lately, including guest-editing the women-authored winter issue of the World Policy Journal, titled “World Policy Interrupted.” Listen to our conversation, and be sure to follow Elmira on Twitter @EndeavoringE.

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