25 prominent academics sign open letter to universities to divest for Palestine

March 22, 2022 /

Ahead of tomorrow’s International Day of Action taking place at university campuses across the world, 25 prominent academics have signed an open letter to universities worldwide to #Divest4Palestine. This open letter has been coordinated by FOA and a coalition of university student societies across the UK, including at Brunel, Cambridge, City, Glasgow Caledonian, KCL, LSE, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham, Reading, UCL and Warwick.

Signatories include Professor Gilbert Achcar (SOAS), Professor Ilan Pappe (Exeter), Professor Robin D. G. Kelley (UCLA), Professor Emerita Caroline Rooney (Kent) and Professor Mohamed El-Gomati OBE (York). The letter has also been signed by prominent Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd. The full list of signatories can be found below. Tomorrow, university students will hold demonstrations on campus and email their Vice Chancellors calling for a full withdrawal of investments in companies complicit in the illegal occupation of Palestine.

Open letter:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQJM99uy54VJl0qcLIT6MGuT3riDMpAhl_AOXZ55Ej4ZHUtw/viewform

Signatories:

Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh, University of Kent

Dr Shahd Abusalama, University of Sheffield

Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS University of London

Professor Talal Asad, City University of New York

Professor Elsa Auerbach, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr Haim Bresheeth, SOAS University of London

Assistant Professor Marina Calculli, Sciences Po

Mike Cushman, LSE

Natalia Donner, Leiden UniversityProfessor

Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, University of York

Sai Englert, Leiden University

Assistant Professor Layal Ftouni, Utrecht University

Professor John Garrett, retired

Associate Professor David Heap, University of Western Ontario

Sandew Hira, International Institute for Scientific Research

Professor Khaled Hroub, Northwestern University/QatarProfessor

Robin D. G. Kelley, UCLA

Andrew Kilmister, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Jens Lerche, SOAS University of London

Associate Professor Ethan Mark, Leiden University

Elena Burgos Martínez, Leiden University

Professor Nur Masalha, SOAS University of London

Professor Dina Matar, SOAS University of London

Professor Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter

Ian Parker, University of Manchester

Dr Barbara Pizziconi, SOAS University of London

Arnout van Ree, Leiden University

Professor Emerita Caroline Rooney, University of Kent

Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, LSE

Professor Richard Seaford, University of Exeter

Dr Henny Ziai, SOAS University of London

 

 

 

 

Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS University of London

Professor Talal Asad, City University of New York

Haim Bresheeth, SOAS University of London

Marina Calculli, Sciences Po

Mike Cushman, LSE

Natalia Donner, Leiden University

Professor Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, University of York

Sai Englert, Leiden University

Assistant Professor Layal Ftouni, Utrecht University

Professor John Garrett, retired

Associate Professor David Heap, University of Western Ontario

Sandew Hira, International Institute for Scientific Research

Professor Khaled Hroub, Northwestern University/Qatar

Professor Robin D. G. Kelley, UCLA

Dr Jens Lerche, SOAS University of London

Associate Professor Ethan Mark, Leiden University

Elena Burgos Martínez, Leiden University

Professor Nur Masalha, SOAS University of London

Professor Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter

Dr Barbara Pizziconi, SOAS University of London

Arnout van Ree, Leiden University

Professor Emerita Caroline Rooney, University of Kent

Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, LSE

Professor Richard Seaford, University of Exeter

Dr Henny Ziai, SOAS University of London