Hazami Barmada

The Barmada Group

Hazami Barmada is a social entrepreneur and strategy consultant for the United Nations and the founder and owner of The Barmada Group, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm.

Barmada is a frequent international public speaker and commentator on current affairs appearing on/in CNN international, The New York Times, BBC, BBC Arabic, Alhurra, Al Jazeera, and Voice of America.

Barmada is also a member of the steering committees for the Refugees International Young Humanitarian Circle and Peace x Peace. She is the co-Founder of Al-Mubadarah: Arab Empowerment Initiative, an NGO headquartered in Washington, DC, harnessing the expertise of Arab expatriates for economic and social development in the Arab World.

Featured Work

MAY 12, 2016 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Beyond Silicon Valley with Elmira Bayrasli

On the next Global Ethics Forum, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli discusses the role of women in entrepreneurship and politics. In this excerpt, Bayrasli ...

L to R:  Hazami Barmada and Elmira Bayrasli. CREDIT: Stefanie Ambrosio, Carnegie Council

NOV 11, 2015 Podcast

Beyond Silicon Valley: Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places

Elmira Bayrasli, founder of "Foreign Policy Interrupted" and author of "Beyond Silicon Valley," is all about shattering stereotypes and bringing disregarded groups to the fore, ...