Letter to the Chancellor of UCLA on the Department of Education's Investigation.
Committee on Academic Freedom
MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom comprises two sub-committees: MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and NA (North America). The mission of CAF is to address violations by protesting them at the highest government and diplomatic levels of the country where the violation occurs. The cases that CAF has addresses can be viewed in the list of interventions. To learn more about CAF, read the Committee's protocol.
A follow-up letter to the administration of Hebrew University with a call for the University to declare its solidarity with Issawiyah and to act immediately to demilitarize the campus.
Concerns regarding Fariba Adelkhah’s hunger strike and the health of Roland Marchal detained in Iran
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the health and well-being of French academics Drs. Adelkhah and Marchal detained in Iran.
Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the unlawful arrest of students and unlawful invasion of university space in the aftermath of the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 on 8 January 2020.
Letter to the president of NYU regarding the Department of Education's investigation of alleged discrimination against Jewish students
Hebrew University reports that they have no involvement with decisions about police activity in response to CAF's 22 January 2020 letter.
Letter to Israeli officials condemning the detention of Ubai Aboudi, a Palestinian-American scholar and Director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and calling for a halt to arbitrary raids of Palestinian civil and human rights organizations and abductions of their leaders.
Letter calling on President Trump to revoke the Executive Order on anti-Semitism, and expressing grave concern over this counterproductive approach to a real issue by relying upon a problematic definition with vague examples, which might encourage the Department of Education to infringe upon academic freedoms and restrict free speech on US campuses.
Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the detention of Dr. Roland Marchal since June 2019 with no formal charges filed against him.
Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing grave concerns regarding the arrest and sentencing of four Cairo University academics, as well as the mass roundup of peaceful demonstrators following the 20 September protest.
Letter to the King of Bahrain to protest the continuing detention and deteriorating health of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a Bahraini professor of engineering sentenced to life in prison after taking part in peaceful political protests in 2011.
Letter to Israeli authorities protesting the arrests of Palestinian students and professors and demanding their immediate and unconditional release.
Letter to the Egyptian government requesting that it end all probationary measures placed on University of Washington doctoral student, Walid Salem -- who was released from prison in December 2018 after 6 months in detention without any charges against him -- and allow him to travel freely and continue his work.
Fifth letter to Iranian authorities on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, expressing alarm over his recent transfer to an undisclosed location, raising new threats of torture and execution.
Letter demanding Israel lift the restrictions preventing international academics from staying and working in the West Bank, refrain from imposing arbitrary restrictions on the duration of stay or extension of stay for international academics, and order the publication of a clear and lawful procedure for issuing entry visas and work permits for international academics in the West Bank, to enable the university to manage and maintain its academic freedom.
Letter demanding that the Egyptian government investigate new information provided by Italian authorities on suspects in the murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni and end government obstruction of the investigation into his death.