Members of the MESA Global Academy Committee
Bali is Professor of Law at Yale Law School and president-elect of MESA. She was previously Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights, and Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. Bali also chairs MESA’s Task Force on Civil and Human Rights.
Baron is Distinguished Professor, Department of History, The City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. She also serves as Director of the Graduate Center’s Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center. Baron is a former president of MESA and former editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies.
Igsiz is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University and a member of MESA’s Board.
Kirk is Global Academy’s Program Manager and Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. She previously served as Managing Director of Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network.
Scharnweber helped to establish the Global Academy and served as a Committee member until 2021. She is Director of the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program at the Institute of International Education.
Tucker is Professor Emerita of History at Georgetown University. She previously served as Director of Georgetown’s Master of Arts in Arab Studies Program. Tucker is a past president of MESA and former editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies.