A bumpy road ahead for both Canada and Iranians

Saeed Rahnema

Retired professor of political science and public policy, and the founding director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University.

Dr. Saeed Rahnema is an award-winning professor of political science and equity studies, now retired, from York University. He was the founding Director of York’s School of Public Policy and Administration. In his homeland Iran, he taught and worked as a member of the executive of the Industrial Management Institute in Tehran. He has also served as an officer of the UNDP, as a Director of the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), and as a member of editorial boards of several journals. He is a frequent commentator in Canadian and international media on issues related to the Middle East and Islam. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in English and Persian on topics such religious fundamentalism, secularism, diaspora, and multiculturalism.

Most Recent Posts

Iran’s catch-22

Iran’s catch-22

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January 10, 2020

Make no mistake, Iran may not have asked for the events that have unfolded over the past week, but they do provide oxygen for its dying regime. That alone should be of great concern, writes Saeed Rahnema.

Trump, Ahmadinejad and the danger of phony public figures

Trump, Ahmadinejad and the danger of phony public figures

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April 14, 2016

Both are
populists, outrageous, liars and worse —
ignorant of governance and
of foreign policy issues. But the popularity of Donald Trump and Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad is the most worrying sign of social degradation at a global level, argues Saeed Rahnema.