Letter to Pennsylvania senators regarding senate resolution 315. In its current state, SR315 threatens academic freedom and freedom of expression by deploying an overly broad and vague definition of anti-Semitism. In addition, SR315 makes unsupported and inaccurate allegations against a number of universities and colleges, as well as against unnamed departments of Middle Eastern studies.
Concern about the university’s response to the disruptive behavior of 11 students during a public talk by Ambassador Michael Oren
Letter to University of California, Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake expressing concern about the university's disproportionate response (severe disciplinary action and possible criminal prosecution) to the disruptive behavior of 11 students during a public talk by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on February 8, 2010.
Protesting the decision to remove all images of Mohammed from Jyette Klausen’s book The Cartoons that Shook the World
CAF-endorsed open letter to Yale University President Richard Levin and members of the Yale Corporation written by the National Coalition Against Censorship protesting the decision to remove all images of Mohammed from Jyette Klausen's forthcoming book The Cartoons that Shook the World published by Yale University Press.
Letter to University of California, Santa Barbara Academic Senate Chair Joel Michaelsen regarding the alleged misconduct and investigation of sociology professor William Robinson.
Response from John Bassett to April 23, 2009 letter regarding the cancellation of Professor Norman Finkelstein's lecture at Clark University.
Letter to John Bassett, President Clark University on the cancellation of Professor Norman Finkelstein's lecture at Clark University. [Reply received on April 29, 2009.]
Response from Leon Botstein to March 4, 2009 letter regarding the decision not to renew Joel Kovel’s appointment as Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College.
CAF expresses concern about the circumstances surrounding the administration’s decision not to renew Joel Kovel’s appointment as Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College. [Response from President Leon Botstein received March 9, 2009.]
Letter to LTG Robert M. Williams, Commandant U.S. Army War College regarding the treatment of Dr. Sherifa Zuhur.
Joint letter with Human Rights Watch and the American Anthropological Association to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding Fulbright grants for Palestinian students living in the Gaza Strip.
Letter to Father Dennis Dease, President University of St.Thomas regarding the removal of Dr. Cris Toffolo as Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program.
Letter to Marshall M. Bouton, President The Chicago Council on Global Affairs regarding cancelled forum with John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt.
Concern over US Commission on Civil Rights Report “Campus Anti-Semitism” and their report on its findings and recommendations
Letter to the US Commission on Civil Rights expressing our grave concern with aspects both of the briefing report titled “Campus Anti-Semitism,” released by the United States Commission on Civil Rights earlier this year, and of the “Findings and Recommendations of the United States Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Campus Anti-Semitism,” dated April 3, 2006.
Response by U.S. Department of State Office of Diplomatic and Public Liaison Director Julie Furuta-Toy to MESA's letter regarding the denial of a visa for a second time to a world-renowned scholar of Islam, Professor Tareq Ramadan.
Response by Yale University Provost Andrew D. Hamilton to MESA letter on the appointment and subsequent overturning of decision regarding Juan Cole.
Letter to Andrew D. Hamilton regarding the appointment of Juan Cole to Yale University’s History and Sociology departments and subsequent overturning of decision.
Response by U.S. Department of State Director for the Office of Diplomatic and Public Liaison Dale Rumbarger to MESA letter regarding the denial of visas to LASA-Cuban Scholars.