- American University In Cairo
Letter to Husni Mubarak regarding the AUC Book Ban.
Response letter by John D. Gerhart to concern about threats to academic freedom at AUC as a result of the ongoing controversy over the inclusion of Muhammad Choukri's novel, Al-Khubz Al-Hafi, in a freshman seminar on Arabic literature and urges maintenance of AUC’s tradition of academic freedom.
Letter to President Hosni Mubarak to urge a public commitment to defend academic freedom in Egypt and the free flow of information and ideas, in response to reports of increasing censorship and book-banning by the Ministry of Information.
Letter to President Hosni Mubarak regarding an order to the American University in Cairo prohibiting the use of the book Muhammad, a classic text by Maxime Robinson. A student circulated a petition and a journalist published an article in the 13 May 1998 issue of al-Ahram, stating that the book contained passages that insult Islamic beliefs and ridicule the Holy Book.