Aleem Bharwani is the founding director of the UCalgary Pluralism Initiative – a leading transdisciplinary applied research and innovation hub focused on helping us live well and create well together.

Dr. Bharwani is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Public Policy, a physician (internal medicine), and associate professor at the University of Calgary.

He is also the Director of Public Policy at the Cumming School of Medicine and is a senior research fellow at the Ottawa Dialogue (where he applies Track Two diplomacy to improve shared understanding and build trust to reduce conflict and improve innovation in public health and post-secondary contexts). He is a celebrated educator, an internationally recognized leader, and an active citizen who has served on a variety of community and corporate boards. He is currently a Governor General appointed member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Governing Council.