THINK GLOBALLY & ACT LOCALLY
A three-part series looking at global issues from a local level
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Elmira Bayrasli will speak about how hardship and marginalization may prove to be even greater "mothers of invention" in the 21st century than First World social and economic privilege. She is the author of, From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, which will be on sale courtesy of Gibson's Bookstore. This special program is part of "Welcoming Week" in Manchester.
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Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here
Free & Open to the Public. Advance registration requested online or by phone: 603.314.7970
Presented in partnership with UNH and UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs
ABOUT ELMIRA BAYASLI
Elmira Bayrasli works on entrepreneurship, global development, and foreign policy. She is the cofounder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and a lecturer at New York University. Bayrasli began her career at the State Department as an assistant to Madeleine Albright. From 2002 to 2005, she lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she was the chief spokeperson for the OSCE Mission. In 20016, Bayrasli joined Endeavor, a New York-based organization that supports global entrepreneurs. In 2011, she founded the World Policy Institute's Global Entrepreneurial Project. Bayrasli has written for Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.