MESA's Committee on Academic Freedom has issued a resource guide for college and university leaders on actions they can take to counteract a secretive, political organization called Canary Mission that uses its website to engage in defamatory attacks against college students and faculty who engage in advocacy for Palestinian rights and academic inquiry about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Press release from MESA's Committee on Academic Freedom: "Committee on Academic Freedom Shines Light on Secretive Website that Defames Students; Offers Resource for College Leaders to Take Action
MESA seeks a new editor for the International Journal of Middle East Studies for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Review of applications begins August 1, 2018.
University of Denver
Job opening at the University of Denver: Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Virginia
Job opening at the University of Virginia: Instructional position to teach in South Asian Studies. Review begins July 8, 2018.
Letter to Agence France Presse protesting the publication on 5 June 2018 of a heavily biased and misinformed article by Shatha Yaish regarding the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Qatar and its founder, Dr. Azmi Bishara.
Film and Visual Media in the Gulf: Images, Infrastructures, and Institutions: Connecting Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the World
New York University Abu Dhabi
Film and Visual Media in the Gulf: Images, Infrastructures, and Institutions connecting Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the world, 28–30 October 2018. Sponsored by New York University Abu Dhabi.
Begins October 28, 2018
Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research/The A Project
Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research and The A Project call for submissions for a joint issue on "Centralizing Reproductive Justice." Submission deadline: August 19, 2018.
Conceptualizing Sectarianism: Perspectives on the Dynamics of Ethno-Religious Difference in Studying the Middle East and North Africa
Institute of Islamic Studies and Modern Oriental Philology
Conceptualizing Sectarianization: Perspectives on the Dynamics of Ethno-Religious Difference in Studying the Middle East and North Africa, September 6-8, 2018.
Begins September 06, 2018
Woolf Institute (Cambridge)
The Woolf Institute announces an online course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges
Association of Global South Studies (AGSS)
The Association of Global South Studies (AGSS) seeks an editor for the Journal of Global South Studies (JGSS). Review of applications begins August 1, 2018.
Letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees expressing serious concerns about the "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018" recently introduced as H.R.5924 and S.2940 because the definition of anti-Semitism that it would require the Department of Education to adopt conflates criticism of Israeli policies and of Zionism with anti-Semitism, thereby endangering free speech rights and academic freedom at U.S. institutions of higher education.
New York Times Response to Issues Raised Regarding Its Acquisition and Unethical Use of Documents Removed from Iraq
The New York Times has responded to several issues raised by CAF's May 2, 2018 letter as well as questions sent in by other readers regarding the nearly 16,000 documents that journalist Rukmini Callimachi and her team removed from Iraq without permission of the relevant Iraqi authorities.
Call from Editors
Call for submissions for Islam in World Literary Imaginations. Edited by Sarah R. bin Tyeer, Claire Gallien and Mohammad Salama. Submission deadline: July 6, 2018.