The Future of Foreign Policy Is Female

Presented in collaboration with Foreign Policy Interrupted

In the past year, women have shattered ceilings in some of the highest offices around the world, but the battleground for parity is still waiting war in another segment of public discourse: the media. 

Men continue to dominate policy matters, boardroom decisions, fellowships, and opinion pages. According to Media Matters for America, in 2015, only 21 percent of guests discussing foreign policy on prime-time cable and top Sunday news shows were women. But one thing is clear: the gender disparity isn't a supply problem, it's a demand deficit.

On International Women's Day, join New America NYCForeign Policy Interrupted, and Media Matters for America for the release of the newest findings on women's representation in media and for a series of interactive discussions on how women and men alike can "interrupt" the lopsidedness in media and better reflect the society it aims to represent.

Session 1: What's real, what's myth—a look at mindset and unconscious bias

Elmira Bayrasli @endeavoringE
Co-founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted
Visiting Assistant Professor, Globalization and International Affairs Program, Bard College

Rebecca Lenn @beccalenn
Director of Outreach, Media Matters for America

Session 2: Understanding the media—what editors are looking for and how to get published

Patrick Radden Keefe @praddenkeefe
Staff writer, The New Yorker
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America

Madeleine Schwartz @mmschwartz
Assistant Editor, The New York Review of Books

Alexis Okeowo @alexis_ok
Staff writer, The New Yorker
Fellow, New America

Max Strasser @maxstrasser
Staff Editor, The New York Times

Session 3: Big goals, high impact—setting a strategy and sticking to it

Dominick Quartuccio @DominickQuartuccioJr
Leadership coach

Lauren Bohn @LaurenBohn
Co-founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted
Middle East Correspondent, The GroundTruth Project

Follow the conversation online using #IWD2017 and by following @NewAmericaNYC. This event is presented in partnership with Foreign Policy Interrupted, a media and education platform that amplifies female voices in foreign policy.