MESA members vote to put BDS resolution to a referendum by the full membership in early 2022, endorsing Palestinian civil society’s call for solidarity in support of human rights, including the right to education and academic freedom.
Concerns regarding Fariba Adelkhah’s hunger strike and the health of Roland Marchal detained in Iran
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the health and well-being of French academics Drs. Adelkhah and Marchal detained in Iran.
Letter acknowledging SOAS for cancelling an event organized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and calling upon SOAS and other reputable institutions to refrain from collaborating with YÖK as long as the current climate of repression for academics persists in Turkey.
Letter (co-signed by Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) to UAE authorities condemning the sentencing of British PhD student Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment for ‘spying’ supposedly on behalf of the United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service.
Letter to UAE officials regarding the August 18 re-arrest of Professor Nasser bin Ghaith whose whereabouts are unknown and has not been heard from since.
Letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton protesting the university's decision to cancel a scheduled conference out of concern for "risks to safety and public order at and near the conference venue".
Letter to sponsors of international conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Børge Brende, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, about Israeli indiscriminate bombardment and destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014.
Appeal to International Committee Members to Intervene for Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Appeal to international committee members who are charged of implementing the recommendation by the Israeli Council of Higher Education’s Sub-Committee for Quality Assessment that new students not be allowed to register in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Letter to Rector Henk Schmidt protesting the Erasmus University Rotterdam’s August 19 decision to terminate Dr. Tariq Ramadan’s guest professorship in Citizenship and Identity at the EUR due to his hosting a program on the Iranian English-language television channel Press TV.
Letter to the President of Yugoslavia expressing dismay over reported destruction of Muslim institutions and monuments by Serbian forces including an attack on the Institute for Oriental Studies in Sarajevo during which invaluable collections were destroyed.
Letter to the Yugoslavian President expressing concern over discriminatory policies which have resulted in Albanian professors and teachers losing their jobs and the closure of educational institutions in Kosovo which are acts of discrimination against the Albanian population of the city.