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Middle East Studies in the News
Title Publication Date
Radical Speakers on Agenda for Toronto Islamic Conference [incl. Yasir Qadhi, Omar Suleiman] B'nai Brith Canada December 19, 2019
88 Orgs to Sec. Devos: Don't Let Federally-Funded Middle East Studies Centers Implement Academic BDS AMCHA Initiative December 4, 2019
B'nai Brith Canada Disturbed by Federal Funding for Anti-Israel "Voting Guide" [incl. Jasmin Zine] B'nai Brith Canada October 25, 2019
Lehmann Inaugurated As First Non-Christian President of Graduate Theological Union Religion News Network October 24, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Resolve Public Schools' Double Standard in Promoting Islam while Disparaging Christianity Thomas More Law Center October 15, 2019
It's Time to De-Escalate the Crisis With Iran, Meet With President Rouhani and Return to a Nuclear Agreement, Says Notre Dame's Ebrahim Moosa Newswise September 20, 2019
'Zionism = Racism,' 'Boycott! Divest! Sanction' & '[W]elcoming Zionists to campus...[is] a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians' Remain on SFSU Department's Facebook Page [on Rabab Abdulhadi] AMCHA Initiative September 3, 2019
Proposed CA High School Curriculum Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel AMCHA Initiative August 7, 2019
Center for Near Eastern Studies Receives Grant to Improve Teaching About the Middle East [incl. Ali Behdad] UCLA Newsroom August 2, 2019
Taner Akçam Unearths Evidence of Ottoman Decision to 'Annihilate' Armenians Clark Now (Clark University) July 18, 2019
UC Berkeley Establishes Visiting Faculty Start-Up Fund for Assyrian Studies News of UC Berkeley's Department of Near Eastern Studies July 17, 2019
Professor Posts 'Zionism = Racism' on Official University Facebook Page [on Rabab Abdulhadi] AMCHA Initiative July 11, 2019
New Jersey School District Refuses to Release Records about Islamic Indoctrination of High School Students Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund July 5, 2019
FCDF Demands Records from New Jersey School District After Officials Call Upon Allah to "Shower" Blessings on Students Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund June 24, 2019
After FCDF Threatens Lawsuit, N.J. District Scraps Posters Calling Upon 'Allah' to 'Shower' Students with Blessings Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund June 3, 2019
N.J. Public School District to Students: 'May Allah Continue to Shower You Love and Wisdom' Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund May 29, 2019
Thomas More Law Center Asks Supreme Court to Decide How Far Schools Can Promote Islam and Disparage Christianity Thomas More Law Center May 15, 2019
Taner Akçam's New Book on Armenian Genocide Makes Turkish Denialist Historiography 'Fake News' Massis Post April 23, 2019
Antisemitism Lawsuit Against Newton Schools Expanded to Include Violation of First Amendment Americans for Peace and Tolerance April 11, 2019
PEN America Response to the Canceled Panel at Columbia University PEN America April 3, 2019
Newton Residents Sue City's School Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Principals, and Teachers for Discrimination Against Jews and Israelis Americans for Peace and Tolerance March 19, 2019
Department of Education Grant Bolsters Hood College's Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program Hood College (Frederick, MD) November 15, 2018
The New York Times and GW Program on Extremism Announce 'ISIS Files' Research Partnership George Washington University News September 10, 2018
ZOA's Title VI Case Against Rutgers Reopened by US Civil Rights Office [incl. Middle East Studies] Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) September 5, 2018
ZOA to SF Board of Ed: Cancel Contract with Anti-Israel Hate Group Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) June 20, 2018
NYU Receives $500,000 Grant to Support Arabic Collections Online Albawaba News June 10, 2018
Action Demanded Against Columbia Professor [on Hamid Dabashi] San Diego Jewish World May 30, 2018
Trial Date Set in SF State Anti-Semitism Case [incl. Rabab Abdulhadi] San Diego Jewish World May 29, 2018
Huron University College Appoints Chair in Islamic Studies [on Ingrid Mattson] Canada Newswire October 14, 2011
UNH Launches Program in Middle Eastern Studies University of New Hampshire Media Relations August 4, 2010
LSE Focuses New Centre on Collaboration With the People and Institutions of the Middle East [incl. Fawaz Gerges] The London School of Economics and Political Science May 24, 2010
Cornell's Intensive Arabic Program Plants the Seeds of Peace and Understanding Cornell University Press Relations Office March 29, 2010
With Bans Lifted, Prominent Scholars To Arrive In U.S. [on Tariq Ramadan] American Civil Liberties Union March 22, 2010
Loyola Hosts Expert Panel Discussion on Tensions in Iran and Iranian-US Relations [incl. Behrooz Moazami] Newsroom of Loyola University New Orleans February 8, 2010
American University in Dubai: A Study Abroad Destination in the Middle East American University in Dubai January 26, 2010
Report Finds Growing Support for the Study of Israel on U.S. Campuses Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation January 12, 2010
Three Named to Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chairs [incl. Carl Petry] Northwestern University News Center January 5, 2010
Rashid Khalidi to Give Talk on Middle East Mount Holyoke College October 2, 2009
Writing for the Media Workshop [incl. William Beeman] University of Arizona News September 25, 2009
Free Speech and Academic Groups Blast Yale Officials Over Censorship of Mohammed Images National Coalition Against Censorship September 16, 2009
$12.4 Million Awarded to School Systems in 24 States, D.C. to Promote Instruction of Critical Foreign Languages Media-Newswire.com September 15, 2009
Statement by Yale University Press [on Jytte Klausen; incl. Marcia Inhorn] Yale University Press August 14, 2009
UCSB's Department of Religious Studies to Offer Three New Languages University of California Santa Barbara (Public Affairs) June 25, 2009
Vanderbilt Scholar of Islam Awarded Third Major Book Prize [on Leor Halevi] Vanderbilt University News Network January 12, 2009
GW Receives $1 Million Gift from Kuwait in Support of Institute for Middle East Studies Media Newswire December 11, 2008
Emerita Professor Elizabeth Warnock Fernea Dies; Noted Author Championed Women's Issues in the Middle East The University of Texas at Austin Office of Public Affairs December 4, 2008
George Mason University Receives Gift from IIIT for a Chair in Islamic Studies International Institute of Islamic Thought November 6, 2008
Caucus for a New Political Science Issues Statement, Defends Rashid Khalidi The New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association November 4, 2008
George Mason University Receives $1.5 Million Gift from IIIT for an Endowed Chair in Islamic Studies George Mason University Media & Public Relations November 3, 2008
Professor Helps Bring Writings of Arabic Authors to New Readers [on William M. Hutchins] University News, Appalachian State University October 1, 2008
Prominent Academics, Lawmakers and Diplomats Join NIAC's New Advisory Board National Iranian American Council September 25, 2008
New Study by IJCR Researchers Exposes Anti-Christian and Anti-Semitic Bias in U.S. K-12 Textbooks Reveals Gross Misrepresentation of Religion, History and Social Studies Institute for Jewish & Community Research September 24, 2008
Bipartisan Group of U.S. Leaders Calls for 'Changed Course' in Relations With the Muslim World [incl. Ingrid Mattson] U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project September 24, 2008
Students Can Explore New Major on Middle East, South Asia UC Davis News Service September 17, 2008
University of California at Davis Leads the Way in Relations with Iranian-American Community PARSA Community Foundation September 17, 2008
Naval Academy's New Distinguished Chair For Middle East Studies [on Akbar Ahmed] U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation September 12, 2008
Palin's Religion Scrutinized [incl. Juan Cole] Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights September 10, 2008
ISNA President Speaks at DNC Interfaith Kickoff Event [on Ingrid Mattson] Islamic Society of North America August 26, 2008
Anti-hate Group Calls Democrats to Disinvite Radical Muslim Leader from Convention [on Ingrid Mattson] Americans Agains Hate August 23, 2008
Danish Cartoonist Slams Decision to Drop Mohammed Book [incl. Denise Spellberg] The Earth Times August 19, 2008
Statement from the Islamic Saudi Academy in Response to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom Islamic Saudi Academy June 13, 2008
Traditional Values Coalition Asks Justice Dept. To Investigate Violent Teachings at Islamic Saudi Academy Traditional Values Coalition June 12, 2008
USCIRF Confirms Material Inciting Violence, Intolerance Remains in Textbooks Used at Saudi Government's Islamic Saudi Academy U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom June 11, 2008
ALA Conference Program to Look at Libel Tourism/Libel Terrorism As a Threat to Free Speech [incl. "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge University Press, Robert O. Collins, Khalid bin Mahfouz] The Association of American Publishers June 3, 2008
University of Arizona to Train Iraqi Students [incl. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Christian Sinclair] University of Arizona Communications June 3, 2008
US: Challenge Israel's Restrictions on Gaza Students [incl. the Middle East Studies Association] Human Rights Watch June 3, 2008
Capsule Report: "Libel tourism" a Growing Threat to Free Speech, Say ARTICLE 19 and Freedom House [incl. "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge University Press, Robert O. Collins] ARTICLE 19 and Freedom House May 21, 2008
Victory Over Cultural Jihad in Florida [on the Academy for Learning Islam; Seminole County public schools] United American Committee May 19, 2008
Stop the Madrassa: A Community Coalition Serves Dhabah (aka Debbie) Almontaser with Defamation Lawsuit Stop the Madrassa Coalition May 15, 2008
Prince Alwaleed Receives Business Leader of the Year Award from Foreign Policy Association [incl. Middle East studies] ArabianBusiness.com May 13, 2008
UW–Madison Receives Federal Grant for Middle East Studies [incl. Uli Schamiloglu] Division of International Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison May 8, 2008
Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities announce New Centres for Islamic Studies [on Alwaleed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud] University of Cambridge May 8, 2008
Canada Christian College Inaugurates Department of Israel Studies CNW Group (for Canada Christian College & the School of Graduate Theological Studies) May 7, 2008
Baylor Team Wins At Model Arab League Competition Baylor University Media Communications April 29, 2008
ACLU Urges Federal Appeals Court to Lift Ban on Renowned Scholar American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) April 28, 2008
ACLU-MN Opens Investigation of Tarek Academy [on Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy] American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota March 18, 2008
Crown Gift to Boost Middle Eastern Studies Program [at Northwestern Univ.] Northwestern University News and Information February 26, 2008
ACLU Asks Federal Appeals Court to Lift Ban on Renowned Scholar [on Tariq Ramadan] American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) January 23, 2008
Federal Judge Wrongly Allows Exclusion of Renowned Muslim Scholar [on Tariq Ramadan] American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) December 21, 2007
UCSB Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies [on the University of California, Santa Barbara] University of California, Santa Barbara, Public Affairs December 3, 2007
Daniel Hollinger Announces Expansion of Arabic Immersion at Coeus International School [in Washington, D.C.] Newswire November 11, 2007
ACLU In Court Today to Challenge U.S. Exclusion of Renowned Muslim Scholar [on Tariq Ramadan] American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) October 25, 2007
Student Group Eyes Middle East History, Culture [at The Citidel] Citadel News Service October 24, 2007
Federal Court to Hear ACLU's Challenge to Exclusion of Swiss Scholar Tariq Ramadan on Thursday American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) October 23, 2007
Debbie Almontaser, Founding Principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy, Speaks Out for the First Time Communities in Support of KGIA October 15, 2007
Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies Announced [on Fida Adely] Georgetown University Office of Communications September 19, 2007
New York City's Khalil Gibran International Academy An Incubator For Islamist Radicalization—Thomas More Law Center Enters Fray Thomas More Law Center August 27, 2007
OSI Calls on Iran to Release Prisoners on the 100th Day of Their Detention [on Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh] Open Society Institute August 16, 2007
Seven Scholars with Expertise in the Middle East and Islam Join Univ. of California, Riverside UC Riverside Newsroom August 15, 2007
Chancellor Klein Announces Danielle Salzberg as Interim Acting Principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy New York City Department of Education August 13, 2007
Center for Near Eastern Studies Celebrates Golden Anniversary [at UCLA; incl. Khaled Abou Al Fadl, Gabriel Piterberg, Saree Makdisi, et al.] UCLA International Institute July 3, 2007
AHA Supports the Middle East Studies Association's Protest of the Detention of Scholars in Iran [on Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh] American Historical Association June 4, 2007
Statement by the President on Detention of American Citizens by the Iranian Regime [on Haleh Esfandiari, et al.] Office of the Press Secretary, The White House June 1, 2007
Leading International Educator Group Issues Resolution on Detention of Scholar Haleh Esfandiari NAFSA: Association of International Educators May 31, 2007
Statement of Concern Regarding Travel to Iran [re Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh] Middle East Studies Association May 29, 2007
Reports from Tehran Indicate that Haleh Esfandiari Has Been Formally Charged with Espionage and Endangering Iranian Security Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars May 29, 2007
Imprisoned Iranian-American Scholar Haleh Esfandiari Must be Freed Freedom House May 25, 2007
IU Wins Grant to Train Future Military Officers in Strategic Languages and Cultures [on Title VI grant to teach Middle Eastern languages, among others] Indian University May 7, 2007
Southwestern Legal Foundation Files Lawsuit against UCLA Administrators on Behalf of History Lecturer Being Discriminated Against for Perceived Pro-Israel Bias [on Orna Kenan of UCLA] Southwestern Legal Foundation March 15, 2007
The Kevin Barrett Case at UW-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison October 11, 2006
Wisconsin Instructor's 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Ill-Serve Students Anti-Defamation League October 11, 2006
Campus Watch Research
Title Publication Date
Campus Watch Seeks Qualified Free Lance Writers Middle East Forum October 3, 2018
Jewish, Civil Rights, and Educational Groups Urge Higher Education Reform -- Letter Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law January 24, 2018
Campus Watch Names Six Scholars as Campus Watch Fellows News from the Middle East Forum June 1, 2017
MEF Fights Anti-Zionism at San Francisco State University News from the Middle East Forum September 15, 2016
Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
Title Publication Date
84 Orgs to UMass: Are UMass Faculty Permitted to Use the University's Name and Resources to Sponsor Political Events and Champion Political Causes? [incl. Marc Lamont Hill] AMCHA Initiative November 5, 2019
80 Education, Faculty, Student, Religious and Civil Rights Orgs Call on UMass to Rescind Sponsorship of Anti-Zionist/Anti-Semitic 'Political Rally' [incl. Marc Lamont Hill] AMCHA Initiative April 23, 2019