MESA Academic Freedom Award

Saad Eddin Ibrahim

2001 Recipient

In recognition of his dedication to the promotion of democratic rights and civil liberties through his teaching and scholarship, and his commitment as a public intellectual to the principles of free expression and free exchange of information and ideas; In further recognition of his endurance of persecution and harassment by the government of Egypt, and personal attack by state-affiliated media; On account of his tireless advocacy of fundamental rights for all Egyptians. MESA dedicates its first Academic Freedom Award to Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo, Founding Director, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies.

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