Why Iranians, at home and in the diaspora, call for a boycott of the country’s coming presidential election
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 University’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.
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