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In Support of Ukraine

As the completely unprovoked horrific war rages on in Ukraine wreaking more and more devastation, The New University in Exile Consortium based at the New School urges you to sign our statement strongly condemning the Russian invasion, standing in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and ready to assist the many scholars, students, and artists whose lives are at risk and whose work is disrupted.  

The Consortium is a growing group of over 40 universities and colleges in the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, the UK, and South Africa whose mission is to assist and protect threatened scholars everywhere. We need your voice.

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.

Signatories Include: 

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 Grudzinska Gross–Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science

University President Prof. Dr Walter Rosenthal, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

University President Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley College

University President Micheal S. Roth, Wesleyan University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Human Rights Institute, San Jose State University

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Université Paris 8, Vincennes–Saint-Denis, France

The staff and students of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

American Anthropological Association

University President Radenka Maric, University of Connecticut

Executive Vice President and University Provost Nancy Gonzales, Arizona State University

University President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, University of Bremen

University President Shalini Randeria, Central European University

Sign the petition here.