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November 18, 2015

China
Five Questions on Global Entrepreneurship with Elmira Bayrasli

This post features a conversation with Elmira Bayrasli, the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and a lecturer at New York University. Bayrasli’s recently-published book, From the Other Side of …

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April 26, 2016

Social Issues
Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

What is an entrepreneur? How do entrepreneurs in other countries, such as Turkey, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, India, Russia, and China, differ from those in the United States? To what extent is entrep…

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April 26, 2016

Defense and Security
Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

What is an entrepreneur? How do entrepreneurs in other countries, such as Turkey, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, India, Russia, and China, differ from those in the United States? To what extent is entrep…

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March 23, 2017

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

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 A…

Podcast Cover art from World Policy Journal's 2016/2017 winter issue by Molly Crabapple.

September 16, 2015

Ten Whats With...Elmira Bayrasli

Elmira Bayrasli is co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and author of the new book, From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places (Public Affairs, 2015) 1. What …

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April 22, 2015

Turkey
A Hundred Years On, Armenian Genocide Reverberates

A century after the mass killings and displacement of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenians, four experts reflect on the present-day echoes of those atrocities and the path forward.

January 24, 2020

Ukraine
Freedom of Expression in Crimea: Voices From Ukraine

A Ukrainian delegation of writers and human rights activists discuss the obstacles they face in their fight for freedom of expression in the region. This meeting is cosponsored with PEN America. 

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April 12, 2019

Women and Economic Growth
The Economic Gains of Gender Parity

Kim K. Azzarelli, Jamille Bigio, and Richard Fry analyze factors underlying the global gender wage gap and discuss the benefits of gender parity, as part of the CFR 2019 College and University Educators Workshop, with Elmira Bayrasli.

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August 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Signing Off

Today is my last day at the Council on Foreign Relations after eight and one-half fun and fulfilling years. An archive of everything I authored or co-authored remains here. Subsequently, this is the …

Bookshelf and model drone in Micah Zenko's office at the Council on Foreign Relations.

March 6, 2019

Economics
Policy in Practice: Addressing Poverty with Behavioral Economics

The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and loca…

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