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

  • 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)

  • 11 February 2015 (Bahrain) - Letter to the King and Minister of Interior protesting the withdrawal of citizenship from Dr. Masaud Jahromi and 71 other Bahrainis. (pdf)

  • 14 January 2014 (Israel) - Letter to Israel authorities regarding the arrest and detention of renowned astro-physicist, Dr. Imad al-Barghouthi of Al-Quds University, who is being held by military court order without charge or trial. (pdf)

  • 23 October 2014 (US) - Letter to the Amcha Initiative regarding its report accusing UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies of sponsoring public events characterized by antisemitism and "anti-Israel bias." (pdf)

  • 23 October 2014 (US) - Letter to the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law regarding its report accusing Title VI-supported Middle East studies centers of promoting "anti-Israel bias" and calling for the amendment or defunding of the Title VI program. (pdf)

Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting LogoNovember 21-24
Denver, Colorado




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