On November 15, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush presented a paper on the intersection of market-driven political dynamics and the growth of Middle East and Asian economic institutions at The Fung Program Workshop on Regionalism and Regional Institutions at Princeton University.
On October 19, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush convened and moderated a roundtable event entitled The Near East: Iran’s Interregional Dynamics at The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. Invited speakers to the roundtable included Dr. Michael Cook (Princeton University), Dr. Saeed Badeeb (Center for Research and Analysis, Saudi Arabia), Dr. Hamad H. Albloshi (Kuwait University), Dr. Abdullah Baabood (previously with Qatar University), Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker (Princeton University), Dr. Nursin A. Guney (Cyprus University), Dr. Ahmad Iravani (Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East, US), Ambassador (Ret.) Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University), Dr. Özden Zeynep Oktav (Medeniyet Universitesi Akademik Veri Yonetim Sistemi, Turkey), and Professor Steven N. Simon (Amherst College). Invited guests to the roundtable included Senior Scholar Salam Fayyad (Princeton University), Dr. Michael Reynolds (Princeton University), Dr. Lindsey Stephenson (Princeton University), and Dr. Makio Yamada (Princeton University), as well as members of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center and Princeton University students. At the conclusion of the event, the findings from the roundtable were collected and will be made available in an analytical report written by the moderator and published by Princeton University in the Spring of 2019.
On March 17, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush presented a paper titled Transborder Shia Nationalism: Case Studies of Iran's Oil Nationalization and Recognition of Israel, at The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies conference held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On February 22, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush moderated a panel on Iran, titled Up to the Minute: Iran in Perspective, at a joint program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center on Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. Panel speakers included Dr. Luciano Zaccara, Dr. Djavad Salehi Isfahani, Dr. Amin Moghadam, and Dr. Nura Hossainzadeh.
On December 15, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush presented a paper titled From Arab Spring to Islamic State: Prospects for Conflict Management at the Global South and The World: Past, Present and Future conference, organized by The Global South Association in collaboration with Georgia College and Hassan II University of Casablanca.
On October 21, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush presented a paper titled Saudi Arabia and Iran: Altering Power Imbalances, and offered a critique on a paper on China-Iran relations, at Iran in the World conference organized by Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, author of "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?" and Dr. Maher Khalaji, a frequent contributor to the Middle East Program at The Commonwealth Club of California, will discuss the escalation of crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt and Bahrain. The panel is moderated by award-winning journalist Jonathan Curiel, who will discuss Qatar's sponsorship of Al Jazeera.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D. in International Law and Diplomacy and author of "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?", Dr. Fred Lawson, from the Center for Syria Studies at the University of St. Andrews, and Dr. Hossein Mousavian, from the Program of Science and Security at Princeton University, will be in-conversation with Jessica Tuchman Mathews, former President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D. in International Law and Diplomacy and author of "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?" will moderate a book launch and conversation with Manal Al Sharif, the face of Women2Drive movement and one of Times' most influential people in 2012 as well as recipient of Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes? will moderate discussions with a distinguished panel on their perspectives on Donald Trump's presidency as well as policies and actions which may lead to peace or further conflict in the region. Panelists include Alon Sachar, cowriter of A Path to Peace (with Senator George Mitchell), Maher Kalaji, contributing speaker, and Eddy Simonian, who writes on Lebanon's sectarian conflict.
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Visiting Scholar at The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies will meet with students from the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at Princeton University to discuss her perspectives as a woman on the subjects of religion and diplomacy in Iran, areas which she has worked and written extensively on in her recent book Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Visiting Scholar at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center will moderate discussions with Elaine Sciolino, expert lecturer on New York Times led tours to Iran, and author of Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran.
A conversation with distinguished Visiting Scholars at The Sharmin and Bijan-Mossavar Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush and Dr. Hamid Pouran, with Princeton University faculty and undergraduate, graduate and PhD students on conducting field research in Iran and the Gulf states, writing a thesis, and more.
A conversation with Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush on "Iran's Challenge and Opportunity for Turkey and the Gulf Arab States". The talk is part of the Crisis Diplomacy luncheon series at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University.
A conversation with author and foreign affairs expert Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, former White House National Security Staff Advisor for Turkish Affairs Jeffrey Collins, and Washington DC-based Turkish journalist and analyst Mahir Zeynalov
Moderator: Award-winning Journalist Jonathan Curiel
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Foreign Policy Advisor and Author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes? discusses the prospects of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, followed by Question and Answer and Luncheon
Moderator: Dr. Cyrus Schayegh, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
A Conversation With Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush, Foreign Affairs Scholar and Author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?, and Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Middle East Analyst and Educator, and Associate Professor at San Francisco State University
Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, Director of Center for Investigative Reporting
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush,
International Geopolitical Consultant and Author
"Saudi-Iranian Contestations: Implications for South West and South Asia"
Location: Cabot 703
February 10, 2016
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Join us to hear Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush speak on the Iranian elections and the likely impact on its Middle East policy
Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush will discuss the theoretical aspects of the Saudi-Iranian Gulf relationship.