Letter to Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray questioning Kenneth L. Marcus' fitness to serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education
Please see our letter to NYU President Andrew Hamilton asking that the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) not be permitted to participate in the Naturejobs Career Expo sponsored by NYU because of its role in the repression of Turkish academics.
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage.
Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing dismay over the recent conviction and sentence of Ismail Serageldin, Librarian Emeritus of the Library of Alexandria.
Letter to PM Yıldırım and President Erdoğan concerning a new indictment issued against Peace Petition signatories at Istanbul universities who now face 7.5 years in prison, if convicted.
Letter calling on the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, to take action in response to the posters put up on campus accusing certain faculty and students of being "terrorist supporters”.
Denial of security clearance and visas to two NYU professors scheduled to teach classes at NYU Abu Dhab
Letter to UAE authorities to protest the denial of security clearance and visas to two NYU professors scheduled to teach classes at NYU Abu Dhabi
Council of Higher Education preventing scholars from participating in a conference on the Armenian Genocide
Letter regarding the Council of Higher Education preventing scholars from participating in a conference on the Armenian Genocide.
Letter to the King of Bahrain urging the release of imprisoned scholar and activist Khalil al-Halwachi who has appealed his conviction and sentencing and will appear in court on September 18.
Letter to PM Yıldırım and President Erdoğan concerning the two new emergency decrees (KHK) 693 and 694 issued on 25 August 2017 in the Official Gazette, the first of which terminates the positions of 120 academic personnel from 27 universities and the second of which creates the framework for forcibly transferring academics restored to their positions following earlier purges to universities other than those where they originally held positions prior to their dismissals.
Letter to PM Yıldırım and President Erdoğan concerning the new emergency decree (KHK) 692 issued on 14 July 2017 at the Official Gazette, that terminated 302 academic personnel in 50 universities.
Letter to King of Bahrain to protest sentencing of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, about whom CAFMENA has written several times, to two years' imprisonment, as well as the conditions of his detention.
Letter to Suez University President and Egyptian Minister of Higher Education concerning the suspension of Professor Mona Prince of Suez University for allegedly "inciting arguments and problems in the university" through “controversial” class assignments and discussions.
Letter to PM Yıldırım and President Erdoğan concerning the deportation of foreign students and staff in closed Fethullah Gulen universities.
Letter to administrators of California State University, Fresno expressing concern that the abrupt cancellation of the search for the Edward Said Professorship in Middle East Studies after the names of the four finalists - all of Arab or Muslim descent - constitutes a violation of academic procedures and violates academic freedom.
Letter to PM Yıldırım and President Erdoğan regarding a memo issued by the Turkish Council for Scientific and Technical Research (TÜBİTAK) on March 17, 2017, addressed to peer reviewed scientific journals listed under the National Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBİM). The memo asks journals to remove any members who have been dismissed, suspended, and/or banned from public service on the basis of their alleged affiliation with terrorist organizations from their editorial and review boards. The memo is emblematic of the most recent wave of attacks against academic freedom in Turkey.
Letter to Turkish officials regarding the deteriorating conditions of an academic, Nuriye Gülmen, and a teacher, Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike in protest of their terminations without process by emergency decrees.
Letter concerning April 29th Emergency Decree 689 removing 484 academics and 98 administrators from their university positions.
Professor Richard Falk was subject to defamation and the obstruction or cancellation of scheduled talks after the release of a report, co-authored with Professor Virginia Tilley, on Israeli law and practice, commissioned by the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.