Banou Arjomand

Research Assistant

Global Governance, Justice & Security

Banou Arjomand is a Research Assistant with the Global Governance, Justice & Security Program at the Stimson Center. Her research interests include Iranian Foreign Policy, geopolitics of the Middle East and Peacebuilding efforts of the UN. She holds a B.A. in Middle East and South Asian studies and Persian Language and Literature from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Iranian-American Women Foundation and spent two summers volunteering in the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. She has done research internships at the International Crisis Group and The Asia Society.


Addressing global governance deficits with innovative solutions

Supporting a just peace and economic prosperity in Afghanistan and Greater Central Asia

Bringing together world class scholarship with international policymaking to address fundamental global governance challenges, threats, and opportunities.

Confronting the global climate emergency by identifying high impact global governance solutions for climate action

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Building Back Together & Greener

Executive Summary “The COVID-19 pandemic once again reminds us: Global crises require global solutions. We must act together to end the pandemic. And we must not forget those who are affected by extreme poverty and hunger. The UN Sustainable Developmen…

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Launch of the Global Governance Innovation Network

The Stimson Center, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Plataforma CIPÓ, and Leiden University launched the Global Governance Innovation Network (GGIN) at the 2021 ACUNS Annual Meeting

Beyond UN75: A Roadmap for Inclusive, Networked & Effective Global Governance

Beyond UN75 considers the new kinds of tools, networks, and institutions, combined with enlightened global leadership, required to take forward the twelve commitments at the heart of the UN75 Declaration

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Middle Eastern Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declaration

Synthesis of major insights and recommendations on Middle East and North Africa’s role in supporting progressive change and advancing the UN75 Declaration

Fulfilling the UN75 Declaration’s Promise

Perspectives on practical yet ambitious proposals for the Secretary-General’s forthcoming Our Common Agenda report.

Coping with New and Old Crises

Revitalizing the global governance system for charting a durable, green, and broad-based recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

UN 2.0: Ten Innovations for Global Governance 75 Years beyond San Francisco

Improving prospects for a global governance architecture that is more inclusive, effective, and just during and beyond UN75

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Dialogue Summary: UN75 Regional Dialogue for Africa (30 March–10 May 2020)

An open conversation about the future of multilateralism and its impact at the global, regional, and national levels in Africa.

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