To the Editor:
We, members of the American and international academic community, professors and students alike, emphatically condemn the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its contempt for international law.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we are humbled by their courage, and with those in Russia who are protesting a war of choice launched by their government.
We are committed to extend our support, in whatever ways we can, to scholars and students who find themselves displaced and at risk from this act of war.
We demand immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine and ending of all the pressures on that country.
Founder and Director
New University in Exile Consortium
Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies
Department of Sociology
The New School for Social Research
Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies
Polish Academy of Science
Below are some of the signatories. To add your name, go here.
Aryeh Neier, Co-founder of Human Rights Watch, former president of George Soros’s Open Society Institute, and American human rights activist
Bernd Scholz-Reiter, President, University of Bremen
Craig Calhoun, former Director of the London School of Economics
David Latchman, Vice-Chancellor, Birkbeck University of London
George Erik Rupp, former President of Rice University, of Columbia University, and of the International Rescue Committee
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
John Nader, President, Farmingdale State College
Jonathan Veitch, former President, Occidental College
Katherine Bergeron, President, Connecticut College
Kenneth Prewitt, former Director of the United States Census Bureau
Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Nancy Gonzales, Executive Vice President and University Provost, Arizona State University
Paula A. Johnson, President, Wellesley College
Radenka Maric, President, University of Connecticut
San Jose State University Human Rights Institute
Shalini Randeria, President, Central European University
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
The staff and students of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Université Paris 8, France
Walter Rosenthal, President, Friedrich Schiller University Jena