Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

The Qatar Crisis

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.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

US, Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?

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.

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

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.

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Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Trump and the Middle East

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. 

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

A Woman's Perspective on Religion and Diplomacy in Iran

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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?

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Apr
12
12:15 PM12:15

Conversation with Distinguished Visiting Scholars

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.

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Nov
18
11:30 AM11:30

Troubled Turkey

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

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Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Building Understanding for Improved Ties

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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

 

 

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Oct
7
11:30 AM11:30

From Arab Spring to Islamic State: A Regional Perspective

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

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Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

Iranian-Saudi Relations and Prospects for Gulf Peace

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) welcomes Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., who will speak on the prospects for peace in the Persian Gulf region. During her appearance at the IPJ, Dr. Keynoush will present on the foreign relations of the region's two most powerful states, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Her presentation will span the period from the Gulf War to the present, with a focus on Middle East foreign relations, security issues and international law. 

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