The LSA joined the leadership of colleague scholarly societies in expressing strong concerns about recent actions by the US Department of Education to interfere with curriculum decisions made by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center. As a follow-up to a letter circulated by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) earlier this week, the LSA adapted and sent a similar letter to officials in charge of the federal Title VI program at the Office of Postsecondary Education. A copy of the LSA's letter may be downloaded here [pdf]. A copy of the MESA letter is available here [pdf].