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Beyond Silicon Valley: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Beyond Silicon Valley: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places

Thursday, November 5, 2015

6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

With support from the World Policy Institute, the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series is proud to feature Elmira Bayralsi. She will discuss her new book, "From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places," in conversation with social entrepreneur Hazami Barmada. The book looks at the growth of innovation beyond Silicon Valley, focusing on talented individuals around the world who have overcome insurmountable obstacles to lead high-growth businesses.


Elmira Bayrasli is a fellow at World Policy Institute, a visiting fellow at the New America Foundation, a lecturer at New York University, and the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted. She previously worked as a spokesperson at the OSCE Mission in Sarajevo and as a presidential appointee in the U.S. State Department. Hazami Barmada is a strategy consultant for the United Nations and the founder and owner of The Barmada Group, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm.

The format of the event is:
5:45PM – Doors open
6:00PM-7:00PM – Conversation followed by Q&A
7:00PM-7:30PM – Reception

Location: Carnegie Council, 170 East 64th Street

RSVP here with promo code "BGIA”.




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