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Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Nancy Hawker will be in conversation with Deborah Cameron on the occasion of the launch of her new book The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship (Routledge 2019).
Begins June 25, 2019
Letter to the president of Kingsborough Community College and the interim chancellor of the City University of New York calling on them to defend faculty members subjected to baseless accusations of anti-Semitism and harassment, and to uphold the right to free speech and the principles of academic freedom.
Letter criticizing the definition of anti-Semitism in HB 741, a bill under consideration by the Florida House of Representatives, because it conflates criticism of Israel and Zionism with anti-Semitism, thereby threatening the right to free speech and academic freedom at Florida's institutions of higher education.
The International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC)
The International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC) in Fez, Morocco offers: Fall, Spring, and Summer Intensive Arabic classes, as well as courses on North Africa and the Middle East covering: Gender and Women Studies, Politics, Islam, Migration, Contemporary Issues, and Social Movements. INLAC also offers homestays, excursions, volunteer work, and many cultural and social activities.
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a free 5-week online course, "The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction".
Begins May 06, 2019
Recent developments concerning the prosecution of Peace Petition signatories and targeting of scholars
Letter regarding recent developments in the prosecution of scholars who signed the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”—commonly referred to as the “Academics for Peace Petition”—as well as the ongoing targeting of scholars whose research exposes threats emanating from the Turkish government’s policies in areas such as public health and environmental regulation.
Congratulations to Daniel Hershenzon and Lital Levy for receiving 2019 Burkhardt Residential Fellowships.
Congratulations to Karen Pinto on receiving the inaugural Inclusivity and Diversity Travel Grant to present her paper, “Mapping the Worlds of the Global Middle Ages,” during the MMA’s 94th annual meeting, March 7-9 in Philadelphia.
MESA joined in a letter to the Prime Minister of Hungary regarding academic inquiry and scholarly research in Hungary.
Public Smear Campaign against Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Hebrew University’s Failure to Protect Her
Letter denouncing the aggressive public smear campaign against Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian related to her research and expressing concern regarding the Hebrew University’s failure to protect her.
Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
The Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for an international conference on gender and women’s studies in the Middle East in the second week of March 2021 in Beirut, Lebanon, in partnership with local universities (American University of Beirut and Lebanese American University). This is the first AMEWS conference in the Middle East. Abstract deadline: October 30, 2019
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open!
MESA joins other societies in a letter to Alaskan officials regarding funding cuts to higher education
In response to Alaska Governor Dunleavy's proposed funding cuts for higher education, 32 professional societies signed-on to a letter expressing concern about the damage such cuts would impose.
Letter to President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives expressing opposition to the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA) of 2018, as it results in the denial of the right to education to Palestinian students from the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a MEPI program. CAF calls on Congress and the President to cancel ATCA.
University of Exeter
31st Exeter Gulf Conference: Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies July 1-2, 2019.
Begins July 01, 2019