Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program and Foreign Policy Interrupted Accepting Applications for the 2021 FPI-Bard Fellowship ProgramThe Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program Bard College and Foreign Policy Interrupted (FPI), in cooperation with the Open Society University Network (OSUN), are now accepting applications for the 2021 FPI-Bard Fellowship. Launched in 2020, the FPI-Bard Fellowship is for midcareer women in foreign policy who are eager to share their expertise and engage in policy discussions.
The fellowship is a six-week online workshop that covers such topics as op-ed writing, media training, editorial story pitching, and public speaking. It is intended for women over 30 in the middle of their careers in international relations, finance and investing, technology, foreign policy, or national security. There are between five to ten slots for the FPI-Bard Fellowship, which will take applications through Monday, March 1. Interviews will be conducted late March. Final decisions will be made by early to mid April. For more information and to apply, click here.
BGIA Director and FPI CEO Elmira Bayrasli described the inaugural class of fellows as a diverse group of highly qualified women focused on a broad range of foreign policy interests, from Japanese foreign policy to infrastructure development to technology issues. “The FPI-Bard Fellowship is proud to be at the forefront, identifying talented women from every sector and helping them share their expertise,” said Bayrasli.
FPI started the fellowship in 2014 and has trained over 40 women, across a wide range of areas, including cybersecurity, Asian defense, conflict resolution, science, and technology. Previous FPI Fellows have been published in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the New Republic, and the New York Times.
“This is a fellowship for women around the world, from different backgrounds and disciplines. Bard and OSUN provide wonderful networks to help FPI reach more talented women whose voices and expertise can only add value to today’s pressing challenges,” said Jonathan Becker, executive vice president of Bard College and vice chancellor of OSUN.
FPI exists to help make women working in foreign policy, national security, and international relations heard. We are a resource for journalists, conferences, and other public forums. FPI provides a platform for journalists et al. to find female foreign policy experts. We are not exclusively focused on promoting journalists or journalistic pieces. From our expert lists to our workshops, our goal is to provide media training and skills building so that women working in this field can contribute to foreign policy discussions everywhere.
The Bard Globalization and International Affair Program (BGIA) provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests from its Manhattan location.
BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international lay, international relations theory, global public health, political economy, international reporting, and other aspects of international affairs.
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