Dr. Saeed Rahnema is award-winning Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at 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 on Canadian and international media on the issues of the Middle East and Islam. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in English and Persian on topics such religious fundamentalisms, secularism, left and labour movement, diaspora and multiculturalism.