MESA - Middle East Studies Association

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The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a non-political association that fosters the study of the Middle East, promotes high standards of scholarship and teaching… Read more


Complete Intervention List

  • 1 July 2014 (US) - Letter to the members of the Los Angeles City Council concerning a proposed resolution that may threaten the free speech rights of UCLA students. pdf | html

  • 30 June 2014 (Israel) - Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the latest series of military attacks against Palestinian institutions of higher education pdf | html

  • 15 May 2014 (US) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson regarding the refusal to allow Dr. İsmail Beşikçi (and his traveling companion) to board their flight to the United States for a lecture at American University despite possession of valid visas. pdf | html

  • 14 May 2014 (Israel) Letter to Tel Aviv University President regarding the recent decision to cancel an invitation to Palestinian activist Muhammad Kanaaneh. pdf | html | Hebrew | Arabic

  • 12 May 2014 (Iran) — Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the six-year prison sentence imposed against Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student at the University of Liège in Belgium, urging Iranian authorities to grant Babaei an appeal to overturn convictions related to his academic activities, resulting in his release. pdf | html | Persian

  • 6 May 2014 (Turkey) - Follow-up to letter of January 24th, 2013, concerning ongoing reports of intimidation of students and faculty at Marmara University’s Faculty of Communications and alleged violations of academic freedom by Dean Yusuf Devran. pdf | html | Turkish

  • 17 March 2014 (Saudi Arabia) - Letter to Saudi Arabia's Minister of the Interior HRH Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressing concern regarding the politically motivated charges and conviction of Economics Professor and Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) co-founder Mohamed Fahad al-Qahtani. | pdf | html | Arabic version


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