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

  • 8 April 2015 (UK) - Letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton protesting the university's decision to cancel a scheduled conference out of concern for "risks to safety and public order at and near the conference venue". (pdf)

  • 30 March 2015 (Iran) - Letter protesting the withholding of proper medical attention to Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student of finance who is serving a 6-year prison sentence in Iran on unsubstantiated charges, and who is suffering ill health. This letter follows an earlier letter sent by CAF in May 2014 protesting Babaei’s imprisonment without due process. (pdf)

  • 25 March 2015 (UAE) - Letter to the UAE Minister of the Interior and Ambassador to the United States, and to NYU President John Sexton and NYU-Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom, protesting the denial of entry to the UAE of NYU Professor Andrew Ross (pdf)

  • 25 February 2015 (Israel) - Follow-up letter of October 7, 2014 (based on UNESCO's Rapid Assessment of Higher Education Institutions in Gaza) to sponsors of international conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Børge Brende, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, regarding Israel's indiscriminate bombardment and destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014. (pdf)

Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting LogoNovember 21-24
Denver, Colorado





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