Renowned professor of political science and law, İştar Gözaydın, was arrested on December 19, 2016, for what is believed as part of a broader operation by the Izmir chief public prosecutor’s office against academics formerly employed at Gediz University (Izmir).
Letter to Speaker Ryan and other Members of Congress Objecting to the Definition of Anti-Semitism in the ‘Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016’
Parliament passes ‘Law on Civil Societies and Foundations and Other Entities Working in the Civil Sphere’
If signed by Egyptian President, a new Egyptian law would allow massive undue state interference in all of the activities of international, national and local civil society associations operating in Egypt.
Letter to PM Yıldırım regarding the October 29th Emergency Decrees (KHK 675, 676), which resulted in the dismissals of 1276 academics at 74 public universities in Turkey from their positions and the elimination of university self-governance, replacing intra-university election of rectors with a presidential appointment system.
Letter to PM Yıldırım concerning management corruption and institutionalized discrimination at Mardin Artuklu University
Letter to the President of SFSU protesting the harassment of Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and efforts to abrogate the university’s partnership with al-Najah University.
Letter protesting the cancellation of employment of Architecture Professor Tarek Naga and the destruction of student art work at the German University in Cairo.
Letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks protesting the cancellation of a student-taught course on Israel/Palestine.
Letter calling on SUNY Plattsburgh administrators to defend the academic freedom of Professor Simona Sharoni.
Letter to Turkish PM Yildirim regarding the September 1st Emergency Decree (KHK 672), which resulted in the dismissals of 2346 academics at 94 public universities in Turkey from their positions.
Second letter to Emirati authorities protesting the “disappearance” and ill-treatment of Emirati economist Nasser bin Ghaith and insisting that his upcoming trial be fair along with full access to legal defense.
Letter to UC Irvine chancellor regarding the university's response to a student protest on May 18, 2016.
Letter to Ben-Gurion University President expressing concern for overturning the faculty’s decision to award Breaking the Silence the Berelson Prize.
Letter to Israeli state authorities demanding the release of Al-Quds University Prof. Imad Barghouti, who despite a military judge's ruling on 26 May of insufficient evidence for the charge of “incitement” in alleged Facebook posts continues to be under detention under the same charge.