MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Task Force on Civil and Human Rights

Creation and Protocol

MESA’s Task Force on Civil and Human Rights was established by the MESA Board in November 2016 to supplement the work of the MESA Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) by addressing threats to the civil rights, human rights and political freedoms of the Middle East Studies community broadly defined.  

The members of the Task Force are appointed by MESA's President upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors

Task Force Members

Amaney Jamal, Princeton University (Chair)
Asli Bali, UCLA School of Law
Beth Baron, City University of New York, MESA President (ex-officio)
Laurie Brand, University of Southern California
Rima Kapitan, Kapitan Law Office
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsylvania
Akram Khater, North Carolina State University
Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Zachary Lockman, New York University
Miriam Lowi, The College of New Jersey
Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Maha Nassar, University of Arizona
Amy W. Newhall, University of Arizona, MESA Executive Director (ex-officio)
Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University, MESA President-Elect

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