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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.
NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute
NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites applications for its Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World. Application deadline: November 1, 2018.
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Yale Institute of Sacred Music announces its ISM Fellowships that begin in Fall 2019. Application Deadline: November 1, 2018.
American University in Cairo
The American University in Cairo seeks an Assistant Professor of Sociology for a five-year appointment. Priority given to applications submitted by November 1, 2018.
Università degli Studi di Padova and École Française de Rome
Università degli Studi di Padova and École Française de Rome will host a conference on "Armed Groups, Organized Violence and the Euro-Mediterranean Spaces (1870-1914)," January 23, 2019.
Begins January 23, 2019
Call for papers for special issue of Humanities (journal): Arab Diaspora Literature Then and Now. Articles due by December 30, 2018.
Letter to Israeli authorities condemning the sentencing of Ms. Ola Marshoud to seven months in prison for organizing students in opposition to the Israeli Occupation Forces at an-Najah National University in Nablus, where she was a registered student.
George Washington University, Gelman Library
George Washington University's Gelman Library is seeking a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Librarian (Rank I/II). Review of applications begins August 27, 2018.
George Mason University
George Mason University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution.
Letter to Israeli authorities condemning the arbitrary conditions imposed on foreign national academics working (or seeking to work) in Palestinian universities, and the increasing denial of visas (new and renewed) to them.
MESA is hiring a social media intern for the 2018-19 academic year (September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019). Applicants are expected to be graduate students with a strong background in Middle East studies and/or related fields and working knowledge and experience in social media platforms. Applications will be reviewed beginning on August 15.
University of San Francisco
Job opening at University of San Francisco: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, International Studies. Apply by October 5, 2018 for full consideration.
Johns Hopkins University
Job opening at Johns Hopkins University. Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018. Review begins Oct. 1.
Memo on US Supreme Court Decision on IRAP v. Trump upholding September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation of Travel Ban
On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding President Trump’s third Muslim Ban. MESA continues to believe that the travel ban is at odds with fundamental principles upheld by the scholarly community including non-discrimination and a commitment to the free exchange of ideas. MESA will continue to take proactive steps to mitigate the adverse impact of the travel ban on research collaborations, scholarly activities and the students in our community.
Job opening in the History Department at Stanford University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Application Deadline: September 15, 2018.
Letter to President Erdoğan regarding the July 8th Emergency Decree (KHK 701), which resulted in the dismissals of 206 academics at 63 public universities and 52 administrators from 24 public universities in Turkey from their positions.
Letter to the Supreme State Prosecution in Egypt concerning the detention of Walid Salim, a University of Washington Ph.D. student conducting research in Egypt.