74 prominent professors, researchers, and scholars worldwide call for the release of Ismail Alexandrani

A Call from Scholars for the Release of the Investigative Journalist and Researcher Ismail Alexandrani   Ismail Alexandrani was detained by Egyptian authorities on November 30th as he was coming back to his country to visit his sick mother. Alexandrani is one of Egypt’s brightest young researchers, who has

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A Call from Scholars for the Release of the Investigative Journalist and Researcher Ismail Alexandrani

Ismail Alexandrani was detained by Egyptian authorities on November 30th as he was coming back to his country to visit his sick mother. Alexandrani is one of Egypt’s brightest young researchers, who has spent the last few years doing ground-breaking work on the marginalized areas of Egypt – a blind spot in academic studies of the country – as well as on political Islam. His articles have featured in numerous publications and have been presented in international academic conferences, and they have earned him awards and fellowships. In his work, he has constantly demonstrated a genuine intellectual independence. He is a well respected member of the academic community, and someone we personally enjoyed working with. Alexandrani's arrest is a repression of free speech and should be condemned. We hope that he will be released promptly and return to his friends and to the research community.

Contact: academicswithalexandrani@gmail.com 


Francois Burgat
Research Director, Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

Vincent Geisser
Research Director, CNRS, France

Alain Gresh
Le Monde Diplomatique, France

Miriam Catusse
Director of Contemporary Studies, Institut Français du Proche–Orient (IFPO), Beirut

Claire Beaugrand
Researcher, IFPO, Beirut

Nicolas Dot-Pouillard
Researcher, IFPO, Beirut

Laurent Bonnefoy
Researcher, CERI/Sciences Po, France

Matthieu Rey
Researcher, College de France, Paris

Stéphane Lacroix
Associate Professor, Sciences Po, France

Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi
Professor, Lausanne University, Switzerland

Ellen Lust
Professor, Yale and Gottenberg, USA-Sweden

Gibert Achcar
Professor, University of London (SOAS), London

John Chalcraft
Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London

Asef Bayat
Professor, University of Illinois, USA

Khaled Fahmy
Professor, American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt

Rabab al Mahdi
Professor, AUC, Egypt

Olivier Le Cour Grandmaison
Historian, France

Farhad Khosrokhavar
Head of the “Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques”, Ecole des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

Olivier Roy
Head of the “Mediterranean Program”, European University Institute (EUI),
Florence, Italy

Nabil Mouline
Researcher, CNRS, France

John Tolan
“Institut du Pluralisme Religieux et de l'Athéisme” (IPRA), Nantes, France

Marwan Mohammed
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France

Loulouwa Al Rachid
Researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, WAFAW, France

 Bertrand Badie
Professor, Sciences PO, France

Raphaël Liogier
Professor, Political Studies Institute (Aix-en-Provence) / International College of
Philosophy, France

Dominique Avon
Professor, Université du Maine, France

Paul Bonnenfant
Research Director, CNRS, France

Jean-Pierre Filiu
Professor, Sciences Po, France

Amélie Le Renard
Chargée de recherche, CNRS (CMH-PRO), France

Eliabeth Longuenesse
Researcher, CNRS, France

Richard Jacquemond
Professeur de langue et littérature arabes modernes, Département d'études
moyen-orientales, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France

Mohammed Hachemaoui
Chercheur Associé Institut de recherches et d'études sur le monde arabe et
musulman (IREMAM), France

Olfa Lamloum
Politologue, Tunisia

Jean Marcou
Directeur des relations internationales, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble,

Haoues Seniguer
Professor, Institut Supérieur d'Etude des Religions et de la Laïcité (ISERL), Lyon, France

Michel Dreyfus
Professor, CNRS, France

Sari Hanafi
Professor, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon

Nadim Khoury
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Tromsø, Norway

Jean-Paul Chagnollaud
Professeur de Sciences Politique, Université de Cergy-Pontoise. Rédacteur en
chef de la revue Confluences Méditerranée, et directeur de la collection
«Comprendre le Moyen-Orient» L'Harmattan, France

 Bernard Rougier
Professor, Sorbonne University, France

Miloud Chennoufi
Scholar, Department of Defense Studies, Canadian Forces College, Canada

Hélène Combes
Researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Cecilia Baeza
Professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil 

Hamza Meddeb
Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC), Beirut

Roland Hatto
Professor, CERI / Sciences Po, France

Delfina Serrano
Researcher, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Perron Catherine
Researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Matthieu Burnay
Scholar, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Belgium

Anne van der Graaf
Scholar, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Florence Bouillon
Anthropologist, Université Paris 8, France

Pauline Poupart
Scholar, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Loïs Bastide
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Xavier Houdoy
PhD candidate, French Institute of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8, France

Kristina Kovalskaya
Scholar, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Nathalie Monot
Scholar, EHESS, France

Eric Darras
Professor of Political Sciences, Sciences Po, France

Julien Giry
Professor, Institut du Droit Public et de la Science Politique, France

 Catherine Gegout
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK

Michael Barbut
Professor, Sorbonne University, France

Sandrine Revet
Research Fellow, Sciences Po, France

Hélène Thiollet
Research Fellow, CNRS, France

Leila Vignal
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Rennes-2, France

 Brynjar Lia
Professor in Middle East Studies, Contributing researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Language at the University of Oslo, Norway

Laurence Louër
Professor and researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Roland Marchal
Researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Laurent Fourchard 
Researcher, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Sciences Po- Bordeaux, France

Jean-François Polo
Researcher, Science Po- Rennes, France

Stéphanie Balme
Researcher, Head of the Sciences Po research group “Justice, Law and Society”, in China

Christian Lequesne
Professor of European Politics , CERI/ Sciences Po, Director of the CERI, France

Olivier Dabène
Professor of Political Sciences, CERI/ Science Po, France

Sami Makki
Assistant professor, Sciences Po- Lille, France

Luis Martinez
Researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Marie Vannetzel
Post-doc researcher, CERI/ Sciences Po, France

Juliette Honvault
Researcher, CNRS, France

In addition to 375 other signatures at: freealexandrani.wesign.it

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