Middle East studies in the News
NYU Faculty Shuns Abu Dhabi Campus Over Academic-Freedom Issues
by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz
Faculty members in New York University's journalism school wrote in a letter on Thursday that they had cut ties with the university's Abu Dhabi campus, in the United Arab Emirates, after two colleagues were denied entry to the Persian Gulf country.
NYU's branch in Abu Dhabi has drawn repeated criticism from academics on the home campus in recent years.
The United Arab Emirates denied work visas to Mohamad Bazzi, an associate professor of journalism, and Arang Keshavarzian, an associate professor of Middle Eastern studies, the letter notes.
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