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


  • Call for Action for Turkish Colleagues
  • Full List of Interventions
  • 16 February 2017 - Letter to PM Yıldırım regarding excessive police force at Ankara University against peaceful protesters on February 10th in a demonstration organized to protest the dismissal of academics en masse from the university under the leadership of Rector Erkan İbiş (pdf).
  • 16 February 2017 - Letter to PM Yıldırım concerning the arrest of anthropologist Ahmet Yükleyen and the criminalization of his 2013-2014 research (pdf).
  • 16 February 2017 - Letter to the Iranian authorities vigorously protesting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s longstanding discrimination against Baha’is in higher education. (pdf)
  • 8 February 2017 - Letter to Turkish PM Yıldırım regarding the February 7th Emergency Decree (KHK 686) removing 330 academics from their positions at 49 public universities in Turkey. (pdf)
  • 6 February 2017 - Letter to the Iranian authorities urging them to release Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a permanent resident of Sweden, who has been accused of undermining Iran’s national security and has been sentenced to death. (pdf)

Annual Meeting

November 18-21
Washington, DC

Call for Papers






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