As the rate of technological change quickens, governments around the world need to adapt to new realities and ways of conducting their business. From new ways of communicating to increasing cyber espionage, the challenges and opportunities in the digital age abound. This discussion will focus on the new ways in which the digital revolution will transform the work of diplomacy around the world.
About the Speaker
Elmira Bayrasli is the Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA). She is also the CEO of Foreign Policy Interrupted and the Interruptrr newsletter and the host of Project Syndicate's podcast, Opinion Has It. She is the author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, a book that looks at the rise of entrepreneurship globally.
From 2002-2006, Elmira lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina where she was the Chief Spokesperson for the OSCE Mission. From 1994-2000 she was presidential appointee at the U.S. State Department, working for Madeleine Albright and Richard Holbrooke, respectively.
Elmira is a regular contributor on global entrepreneurship for Techcrunch. She also provides analysis on foreign policy, particularly on Turkey. Her work has appeared in Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Quartz, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Elmira sits on several boards, including Invest2Innovate, Turkish Women's International Network, and Our Secure Future.
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