Washington, D.C.—New America announces its support of Foreign Policy Interrupted (FPI) with a pledge of $25,000 in 2017. The contribution will support FPI’s operations and continuing development, including growth of its current product offerings.
FPI supports and promotes female foreign policy experts in the media through fellowships, media training and mentoring, as women are historically underrepresented in foreign policy discussions. An FPI and Media Matters in America study found that only 22 percent of foreign policy guests on news programs were women in 2014.
“Elevating new, diverse voices in policy discussions is a core value of New America, so I am pleased to support Foreign Policy Interrupted—an organization that shares our devotion to bringing new views and ideas to the forefront,” said New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with New America on FPI. Building on all the efforts of interrupters before us, including Anne-Marie Slaughter, we're eager to enrich discussion—from foreign policy and beyond—through the inclusion of diverse voices. With the multitude of global challenges, from extremism to climate change, now is the time to interrupt the one-dimensional male-dominated conversation,” said FPI co-founders Lauren Bohn and Elmira Bayrasli.
New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation.Foreign Policy Interrupted is focused on building a brain trust of and a platform for female foreign policy experts. Our goal is to change the perception about women as thought leaders in order to tap into and unleash their enormous potential to add value to the global economy.