A Message from the MESA President regarding the disasters in Morocco and Libya
The MESA community has been deeply affected by the tragedy and destruction in Morocco and Libya after the recent earthquake and flooding. Our hearts have broken with the news of so much loss. We extend our deepest condolences to all of our members who have lost loved ones, and will stand with them as the grieving continues. We encourage our colleagues to consider donating directly to the ongoing relief efforts.
MESA 2023 Searchable and Preliminary Programs Available
Please see the searchable program for a full listing of over 370 sessions. MESA is also looking for volunteer chairs of put-together panels. The preliminary program (pdf) shows the program as of September 1.
Applications Sought for IJMES Editor
The MESA Board of Directors invites applications and nominations for the next editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2024. Application review will begin August 1, 2023, and continue until a new editor is identified. For more information, go here.
A Message from the MESA President to our Colleagues in Sudan
We are closely and sorrowfully following the situation in Sudan as two warlords have besieged Sudan’s capitol, Khartoum, with their violent competition to seize power, and without any consideration of the country’s civilians over whom they seek to rule. The humanitarian catastrophe for Khartoum’s citizens goes well beyond issues of academic freedom. We express our heartfelt sympathy for all Sudanese people caught in the crossfire.
As information comes in, we will post sites where our members can donate to help alleviate the suffering of our friends and family in Khartoum and elsewhere in Sudan. Let us remember that these are communities who rose up in peaceful protest in 2019 to call for a civilian-led democracy, only to have their hopes – and now their homes – violently repressed.
MESA Strategic Plan
MESA has adopted a strategic plan for 2021-2025. To view the plan or for more information, please see here.
Issues of IJMES, RoMES, and IMES available
To access, select the Publications tab in your myMESA account then click the publication image.
Security Alerts for Researchers and Students
There are two active security alerts issued by MESA’s Board of Directors for those embarking on research in Egypt and UAE.