Banafsheh Keynoush

Independent Scholar

Field: International Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies
Interests: Interregional dynamics, Persian poetry
In Residence: Mar. 27 - Apr. 21, 2017; Sept. 1 - Dec. 1, 2018

A university assistant and adjunct professor for mere than 13 years, Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush is a geopolitical and communications consultant and offers consulting services in the field. Since 2009, she has advised major global companies and the U.S. private sector, and shared her expertise with the White House from 2010 to 2013. She served as moderator for the “Up to the Minute-Iran: Changing Perspectives” panel co-organized by the Center and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in February 2018. During her stay, she conducted meetings with various campus colleagues and used Firestone Library’s Near Eastern Studies collection to conduct research on her latest writing project. Her forthcoming book is entitled Iran’s Interregional Dynamics in the Near East (New York: Peter Lang, 2020).