IPJ Speaker Series Presents:"Iranian-Saudi Relations and Prospects for Gulf Peace"

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2008 - 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 Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the IPJ Theatre. Keynoush has 20 years of professional experience as a Farsi and English interpreter. She has served as a translator for three Iranian presidents. Since 2004, Keynoush has served as translator to Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi for numerous speaking and book tour engagements in North America.

During her appearance at the IPJ, 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. This event is free and open to the public. Members of the public should RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 5 at


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