Donate to Academic Freedom Fund
The Academic Freedom Fund is dedicated to supporting the activity of MESA in defending academic freedom and freedom of expression within the fields of Middle East studies in the United States. It also will promote a broader understanding of the importance of freedom of expression in maintaining a healthy democracy and a competent citizenry. While many activities may emphasize the university as an arena in which unfettered debate takes place, they will not be restricted to this arena; the intent of the fund is to support and encourage dialogue among academics, journalists, policy makers, community members, lawmakers and advocates. The underlying principles of all efforts will be that the free flow of information, critical analysis and refining argument must be sustained, and that individuals should be accorded equal access to any debating arena without regard to their personal status, country of origin, religious persuasion or policy preference. All AFF initiatives will be reviewed by the MESA Committee on Academic Freedom. MESA's Board of Directors will authorize recommended actions.
You can help MESA support academic freedom for all scholars by donating to its newly-established Academic Freedom Fund. Contributions at any level are most appreciated. Donations to MESA are tax deductible. Simply pick a contribution level below by clicking "Add to Cart" and you will be transported to MESA's secure shopping cart where you can enter your credit card details. If you prefer to make your contribution by check, please make your check payable to MESA and send it to MESA, attn: AFF, 1219 N. Santa Rita Avenue, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Please note in the memo line of your check "Academic Freedom Fund." Donations will be acknowledged by letter and by listing in the MESA Newsletter.
How to Make Your Contribution
If you have a myMESA account, you may log-in to your account to make a contribution by major credit card (secure site). Simply log-in and hit the "payment" button. From there, click on "contribution" and choose "Academic Freedom Fund" and enter the amount of your contribution.
If you'd prefer to send a check or make a credit card payment via fax or mail, please complete this form and fax or mail it to MESA at the location listed on the contact page. Thank you!
Please direct questions about contributions to MESA's Academic Freedom Fund or any other program to Sara Palmer at 520-626-4753 firstname.lastname@example.org.