Elmira Bayrasli

Elmira Bayrasli

Passionate about foreign affairs, entrepreneurship, and writing, Elmira has spent the past two decades working on foreign policy, international development, and with startups worldwide. She is the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and a lecturer at New York University. From 2002-2006 Elmira lived and worked in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. There, she served as the Chief Spokesperson for the OSCE Mission. From 1994-2000 Elmira was presidential appointee at the State Department, working for Madeleine Albright and Richard Holbrooke, respectively. From 2011-2013, Elmira penned a global innovations and entrepreneurship blog entitled, Entreventures, on Forbes.com. She has also contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Reuters, Foreign Affairs, VentureBeat, The Huffington Post, and MIT’s Innovations Journal. Proudly from Brooklyn, pre-hipsters, she loves yoga, Turkish simit, and the New York Mets.

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