Examining the Harper government’s recent decision to cut all ties with Iran.
He has served as a Senior Officer of the UNDP, Director of the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), Editor of the MEEA Newsletter, and an editorial board member of several journals. He is a frequent commentator on Canadian and international media on the issues of the Middle East and Islam, Human Rights, and Left and Labour Movement, and has published several books and numerous articles in English and Farsi (Persian).
His books include: Diaspora by Design, University of Toronto Press, 2009 (co-author); Selected Communities of Islamic Cultures in Canada: A Statistical Profile, Diaspora, Islam and Gender Project, York University, Toronto, 2005 (co-author); Rebirth of Social Democracy in the Iranian Left Movement, Stockholm: Baran Book Ferlag, 1996; Iran After the Revolution: Crisis of an Islamic State, I.B. Tauris, British Academic Press, London: St.Martin’s Press, New York:1995, 1996 (with S. Behdad); Organization Structure: A Systemic Approach: Cases of the Canadian Public Sector, Toronto: McGraw-Hill/Ryerson,1992.
He has been a leading member of several major international research and educational projects including SSHRC/MCRI research on Muslim diasporas, Ford Foundation on Muslim Diasporas in the West, and CIDA/AUCC Canada Corps University Partnership Program in Public administration for Palestinians, and is now a co-Director of the international research project on Muslims in the West.
He was cited in the Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities as a "most popular" professor in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, and won the York University-wide teaching excellence award in 2004. In 2007, he won the prestigious Government of Ontario’s Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award.
With no presidential candidate to represent the revolution, Egyptians must choose the lesser of two evils.
The increasing turmoil in Iran and Syria raises the prospect of regional war.
Between sectarian tensions and the U.S.’s imperial interests, Bahraini democracy never stood a chance.
The parallels between Egypt today and Iran in 1979 are chilling, but while Iran’s revolution toppled the country’s socio-economic order, Egypt’s revolt has so far done no such thing.
Why weren’t the Egyptian protests quashed as the Iranian ones were?
Are the current events unfolding in Egypt comparable to Iran’s revolution in 1979?
Is Ahmadinejad an anti-imperialist, or really a deceptive populist? Let’s address the illusions that lead people to support the Iranian president and his regime.
Peace between Israelis and Palestinians will not be achieved with the proposed compromise between the one- and two-state solutions.
The author of “Why the World Doesn’t Like Canada’s New Image” responds to comments on his piece.