Salim Mansur

Salim Mansur is an Associate Professor in the faculty of social sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, and teaches in the department of political science. He is the co-editor of The Indira-Rajiv Years: the Indian Economy and Polity 1966-1991 and has published widely in academic journals such as Jerusalem Quarterly, The Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Arab Studies Quarterly , and Middle East Quarterly . Mansur writes a weekly column for Toronto Sun and his Sun columns are published across Canada in Sun Media owned newspapers. He also writes a monthly column for the magazine Western Standard and the in the United States.
Mansur was born in Calcutta, India and moved to Canada where he completed his studies receiving a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Western Ontario he worked as a Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security in Ottawa and was a candidate on record for the Canadian Alliance in the riding of London-West in the Canadian federal election of November 2000. Mansur is a member of the Board of Directors of Center for Islamic Pluralism located in Washington, D.C., an academic consultant with the Center for Security Policy, also based in Washington, D.C., and Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies in Toronto. Mansur was presented in September 2006 with the American Jewish Congress's Stephen S. Wise "Profile in Courage" award.