MESA Academic Freedom Award

Arif Dalila

2002 Recipient

MESA awarded the 2002 Academic Freedom Award to Arif Dalila for his courageous advocacy of democratic rights and civil liberties as an academic and in his professional field of economics, and his commitment as a public intellectual in Syria to the principles of free expression and the free exchange of information and ideas, and in further recognition of his endurance of persecution and harassment by the government of Syria on account of his advocacy of fundamental rights and liberties for all Syrians.

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