Bonnie Docherty, researcher for the Academic Freedom Program at Human Rights Watch, researched and wrote this report. Peter McCormick, consultant to Human Rights Watch, Joseph Saunders, deputy program director of Human Rights Watch, Joe Stork, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa Division, Wilder Tayler, legal and policy director of Human Rights Watch, and Sam Zia-Zarifi, deputy director of the Asia Division and former director of the Academic Freedom Program, reviewed and edited the report. Tommy Yeh, then associate with the Academic Freedom Program, provided logistical assistance. Research assistance was provided by interns Nesma Farahat, Ashlee Hardesty, and Javier Stark and by Carly Tubbs, associate with the Arms Division. Dalia Haj-Omar, then associate with the Middle East and North Africa Division, provided translation assistance. Mohamed Abdel Dayem and Tarek Radwan, associates with the Middle East and North Africa Division, provided transliteration, translation, and research assistance. Tarek Radwan also provided production assistance. Veronica Matushaj, photo editor and associate director of Creative Services for Human Rights Watch, provided assistance with the photographs. Andrea Holley, publications director for Human Rights Watch, and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager, made possible the production of this report.
We owe special thanks to Matthew McKinzie of the Natural Resources Defense Council, who produced the maps in this report for Human Rights Watch.
Human Rights Watch would also like to thank all the individuals in Egypt, the United States, and other countries who provided information or testimony for this report. We are particularly grateful to the professors and students from Egyptian universities who shared their stories.
Finally, Human Rights Watch would like to express its appreciation for the Ford Foundations financial support of our academic freedom work.