Ukraine Statement of Support by New University in Exile Consortium

Ukraine Statement of Support by New University in Exile Consortium

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Why this petition matters

Started by Arien Mack

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.

Arien Mack, Founder & Director, New University in Exile Consortium

Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

Irena Grudzińska Gross–Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science

Signatories Include: 

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

Dwight A. McBride, President, The New School

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 Fanton, Former President, The New School 

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

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