Response by U.S. Department of State Office of Diplomatic and Public Liaison Director Julie Furuta-Toy to MESA's letter regarding the denial of a visa for a second time to a world-renowned scholar of Islam, Professor Tareq Ramadan.
Response by Yale University Provost Andrew D. Hamilton to MESA letter on the appointment and subsequent overturning of decision regarding Juan Cole.
Letter to Andrew D. Hamilton regarding the appointment of Juan Cole to Yale University’s History and Sociology departments and subsequent overturning of decision.
Response by U.S. Department of State Director for the Office of Diplomatic and Public Liaison Dale Rumbarger to MESA letter regarding the denial of visas to LASA-Cuban Scholars.
Letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding New York City’s Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein’s decision to exclude Rashid Khalidi from participating in teacher development workshops.
Public calls for dismissal of Professor Joseph Massad & Columbia University to suppress academic freedom
Letter to Dr. Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University regarding demands for the dismissal of Professor Joseph Massad and numerous public calls for Columbia University to suppress or infringe upon academic freedom.
Joint letter with LASA, APSA, and AHA to Colin Powell, Secretary of State regarding rejection without explanation of 61 visa applications from Cuban scholars & intellectuals who were to participate in the LASA meeting.
Letter filed jointly with AAR to Colin Powell, Secretary of State and Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland Security regarding rescinding of visa for Dr. Tariq Ramadan who was slated to take up an appointment in the religion department of the University of Notre Dame.
Letter to TOEFl regarding the new policy that effectively prohibits students from Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and North Korea from taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test is required for gaining admission to universities in US, Canada and Hong Kong.
Letter to the President of the University of New Haven regarding their intent to open a campus in a location under Israeli military control which could serve to legitimize Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, would make it inaccessible to Palestinian students and faculty, and would violate international law undermining the peace process.