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Open letter to INoGS from international academics

This letter was sent to the organizers of the INoGS conference on May, 3, 2016.

 

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Dear Colleagues,


As a group of scholars, we are deeply concerned that the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) is lending its name and reputation to Israel’s occupation and ongoing colonization of Palestine by holding its annual conference, scheduled for June 26-29, at the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Israel’s actions against the Palestinian people – from the Nakba to the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their lands, and from repeated military offensives against Gaza to the ongoing blockade – are increasingly being viewed through lenses of ethnic cleansing and genocide linked to settler colonialism. It is therefore shocking that INoGS plans to hold its 2016 Global Conference at the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University that is partially built on stolen Palestinian land in occupied East Jerusalem. Additionally, the conference is sponsored by five Israeli academic institutions, including the Hebrew University, which have been deeply complicit in Israel’s decades-long oppression of Palestinians.


Billing the conference as held in 'Jerusalem, Israel’ demonstrates that INoGS is turning a blind eye to Israel’s illegal annexation of the city, condemned unanimously by the international community, and to the ongoing campaign of dispossession against indigenous Palestinians as Israel seeks to erase their historic and diverse presence in the city through plunder and expulsion.


The significance of all this cannot be lost on genocide scholars. 


The call for this conference has been issued while Israel’s state terrorism is being exposed to the world. Israeli police, military and fundamentalist settler lynch mobs have been savagely attacking Palestinian protestors and committing crimes with impunity.


New repressive and discriminatory Israeli laws and a dominant culture of racism and intolerance have created a culture of impunity, with Israel’s occupation forces now adopting a shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinian child and youth protesters in situations where they pose no serious threat. For further background information, please consult the original statement issued by PACBI.


We urgently call on InoGS to act in a principled way by cancelling the Jerusalem venue for their conference and transferring it to a location in another country.


We furthermore urge scholars and professionals to reflect upon the ethical and legal implications of participating in a conference, organized by complicit institutions and taking place in a colony on occupied land and to boycott this event, should it go ahead under these circumstances.


'Never again’ means never again for everyone.


Yours sincerely,



Nahla

Abdo

Professor

Carleton University

Rabab

Abdulhadi

Associate Professor

San Francisco State University

Gilbert

Achcar

Professor

SOAS University of London

Nadje

Al-Ali

Professor

SOAS University of London

Anaheed

Al-Hardan

Assistant Professor

American University of Beirut

Refaat

Alareer

Lecturer

Islamic University of Gaza

Hussein

Ali

Lecturer

American University of Cairo

Lori

Allen

Senior Lecturer

SOAS University of London

Francesco

Amoruso

PhD candidate

University of Exeter

Tim

Anderson

Senior Lecturer

University of Sydney

Anthony

Ashbolt

Senior Lecturer

University of Wollongong

Rand

Askalan

Assistant Professor

University of Toronto

Vincent

Astier

Lecturer

University College Dublin

Robert

Austin

Visiting Scholar

OPACS University of Sydney

Mona

Baker

Professor Emeritus

University of Manchester

Joanne

Barker

Professor

San Francisco State University

Micheline

Beaudry

Retired Professor

Université Laval

Roger

Beck

Professor Emeritus

University of Toronto

Jody

Berland

Professor

York University

Alvaro

Bianchi

Professor

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Susan

Blackwell

Lecturer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Pablo

Blanco

Researcher

Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco

Malcolm

Blincow

Associate Professor (Emeritus)

York University Toronto

Samia

Botmeh

Assistant Professor

Birzeit University

James

Bowen

Professor

University College Cork

Carolina

Bracco

PhD candidate

University of Granada Argentina

Elaine

Bradley

PhD Candidate

Trinity College Dublin

Lara

Braitstein

Associate Professor

McGill University

Craig

Brandist

Professor/President

University of Sheffield/UCU

Eddie

Brennan

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Haim

Bresheeth

Professorial Research Associate

SOAS University of London

David

Brophy

Lecturer

University of Sydney

Alexander

Brown

Research Assistant

University of Wollongong

Harry

Browne

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Marcel

Brus

Professor

University of Groningen

Audrey

Bryan

Lecturer

Dublin City University

Ray

Bush

Professor

University of Leeds

James

Cairns

Associate Professor, SCE

Wilfrid Laurier University

Carolina

Cambre

Assistant Professor

Concordia University Montreal

Valentina

Capurri

Assistant Professor

Ryerson University

Rinella

Cere

Reader

Sheffield Hallam University

John

Chalcraft

Associate Professor

London School of Economics

Aziz

Choudry

Associate Professor

Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

Allan

Christensen

Professor Emeritus

John Cabot University, Rome

Catherine

Cobham

Lecturer

St Andrews University

Peter

Collins

Senior Lecturer

St Mary's University College

David

Comedi

Professor

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán/CONICET

Lynn

Comerford

Professor

California State University

Jocelyne

Couture

Professor

Université du Québec à Montréal

Deborah

Cowen

Associate Professor

University of Toronto

Deborah

Cowen

Associate Professor

University of Toronto

Stef

Craps

Associate Professor

Ghent University

Don

Crewe

Senior lecturer

Leeds Beckett University

Ned

Curthoys

Senior Lecturer

The University of Western Australia

Frans

Daems

Professor Emeritus

University of Antwerp

Sam

Dally

Profesor

The University of Adelaide

Edwin

Daniel

Professor Emeritus

University of Alberta

Marta

Danieletto

Lecturer & Member of the Board

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Howard

Davidson

Associate Professor

University of Manitoba

Laurence

Davis

Lecturer

University College Cork

Chandler

Davis

Professor Emeritus

University of Toronto

Donagh

Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Trinity College Dublin

Herman

De Ley

Professor Emeritus

Ghent University

Seamus

Deane

Professor Emeritus

University of Notre Dame, USA

Sharae

Deckard

Lecturer

University College Dublin

Maneesha

Deckha

Associate Professor

University of Victoria

Benjamin

deLee

Assistant Professor

SUNY Cortland

Wilfrid

Denis

Professor Emeritus

St. Thomas More College.

James

Deutsch

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Agustín

Dib

Lecturer

Biblioteca e Centro de Pesquisa América do Sul-Países Árabes-África

James

Dickins

Professor

University of Leeds

Arif

Dirlik

Professor (retired)

Independent Scholar

Roger

Dittmann

Professor Emeritus

California State University

John

Docker

Honorary Professor, SOPHI

The University of Sydney

Federico

Donner

Assistant Professor

Universidad Nacional de Rosario

John

Dugard

Professor Emeritus

Leiden University

Peter

Eglin

Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Haidar

Eid

Associate Professor

Al-Aqsa University

Christo

El Morr

Assitant Professor

York University

Abaher

El Sakka

Professor

Birzeit University

Richard

Falk

Professor Emeritus

Princeton University

Kevin

Farrell

Lecturer

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Sue

Ferguson

Associate Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Mikael

Fernström

Lecturer

University of Limerick

Mike

FitzGibbon

Lecturer

University College Cork

Camilla

Fitzsimons

Lecturer

Maynooth University

Tony

Fluxman

Senior Lecturer

Rhodes University

Michael

Foley

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Cynthia

Franklin

Professor

University of Hawai'i

Steven

Friedman

Director

Centre for the Study of Democracy (South Africa)

Daniela

Garofalo

Professor

University of Oklahoma

Emmaia

Gelman

PhD Candidate

American Studies, NYU

Terri

Ginsberg

Assistant Professor

The American University in Cairo

Chiara

Giubilaro

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Milano-Bicocca

Kathy

Glavanis-Grantham

Lecturer (retired)

University College Cork

Kevin

Gould

Associate Professor

Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University

Karen

Grainger

Principal Lecturer

Sheffield Hallam University

Oystein

Gronning

Board Member

International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility

Wael

Hallaq

Professor

Columbia University

Iman

Hamdy

Assistant Professor

The American University in Cairo

Paul

Handford

Professor Emeritus

University of Western Ontario

Jeff

Handmaker

Senior Lecturer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Pat

Hannon

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Martin

Hanrahan

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Githa

Hariharan

Visiting Professor

Goa University

Sumi

Hasegawa

Retired Faculty Lecturer

McGill University

Amir

Hassanpour

Associate Professor (retired)

University of Toronto

Kamel

Hawwash

Professor

University of Birmingham

Monica

Hendricks

Associate Professor

Rhodes University

Silke

Heumann

Assistant Professor

International Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)

Cheryl

Higashida

Associate Professor

University of Colorado Boulder

Freya

Higgins-Desbiolles

Senior Lecturer

University of South Australia

Helen

Hintjens

Assistant Professor

International Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)

Jane

Horgan

Professor

Dublin city university

Ivan

Huber

Professor Emeritus

Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ

David

Hughes

Research Lecturer

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Adrienne

Hurley

Associate Professor

McGill University

Mehdi

Husaini

Retired Lecturer

Teeside University

Mohammad

Hussein

PhD Candidate

University of New South Wales

Conleth

Hussey

Head of Department

University of Limerick

Mariya

Ivancheva

Postdoctoral Fellow

University College Dublin

Vashnaj

Jagarnath

Senior Lecturer

Rhode University South Africa

Amina

Jamal

Associate Professor

Ryerson University

Na'eem

Jeenah

Executive Director

Afro-Middle East Centre

Peter

Jones

Reader

Sheffield Hallam University

Virinder

Kalra

Senior Lecturer

University of Manchester

Michael

Kane

Lecturer

independent scholar

Ghada

Karmi

Research fellow

University of Exeter

J. Kēhaulani

Kauanui

Associate Professor

Wesleyan University

Gerry

Kearns

Professor

Maynooth University

Michael

Keefer

Professor Emeritus

University of Guelph

Jeremy

Keenan

Visiting Professor

Queen Mary University London

Paul

Kelemen

Honorary Research Fellow

University of Manchester

Robert

Kent

Professor

University of Windsor

Heba

Khalil

Teaching Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Amir

Khalil

Assistant professor

Birzeit University

Ruba

Khamam

Teaching Fellow

University of Leeds

Ayesha

Kidwai

Professor

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Savannah

Kilner

Doctoral candidate

University of California, Los Angeles

Ian

Kilroy

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Gary

Kinsman

Professor Emeritus

Laurentian University

David

Klein

Professor

California State University, Northridge

Denis

Kosseim

Professor

CEGEP André-Laurendeau

Joel

Kovel

Professor of Social Studies (retired)

Bard College

Adi

Kuntsman

Lecturer

Manchester Metropolitan University

David

Landy

Assistant Professor

Trinity College Dublin

John

Lannon

Lecturer

University of Limerick

Prof. Smadar

Lavie

Scholar in Residence

University of California Berkeley

Clint

Le Bruyns

Director and Senior Lecturer

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Ronit

Lentin

Retired Associate Professor

Trinity College Dublin

Les

Levidow

Senior Research Fellow

Open University (UK)

Abby

Lippman

Professor Emerita

McGill University

Margaret

Little

Professor

Queen's University Belfast

Gabriel Fernando

López

Professor

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Sidney

Luckett

Research Associate

University of Cape Town

Rashmi

Luther

Retired Professor

Carleton university

Kathleen

Lynch

Professor of Equality Studies

University College Dublin

Jake

Lynch

Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Sydney

Sunaina

Maira

Professor

UC Davis

Lee

Maracle

Professor

University of Toronto

Sean

Marlow

Lecturer

Dublin City University

Mazen

Masri

Senior Lecturer

City University London

Chandana

Mathur

Lecturer

Maynooth University

Kamran

Matin

Senior Lecturer

Sussex University

Vivienne

Matthies-Boon

Assistant Professor

University of Amsterdam

Martin

McCabe

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Conor

McCarthy

Lecturer

Maynooth University

Simon

McGuinness

Assistant Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Anne

Meneley

Professor

Trent University

Mahmood

Messkoub

Senior Lecturer

Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Mariano

Millán

Researcher

Conicet-IHAA Dr. Emilio Ravignani

Haideh

Moghissi

Professor Emerita

York University

Shahrzad

Mojab

Professor

University of Toronto

Tomás

Montero

Professor

Universidad Nacional de Lujan

Gwen

Moore

Lecturer

Mary Immaculate College

Marie

Moran

Lecturer

University College Dublin

Bill

Mullen

Professor

Purdue University

Julian

Murphet

Scientia Professor

University of New South Wales

Mary-Jo

Nadeau

Researcher and Independent Scholar

York University

Joanne

Naiman

Professor Emerita

Ryerson University

Rima

Najjar

Assistant Professor (retired)

Al-Quds University

Sadu

Nanjundiah

Professor

Central Connecticut State University

Nadia

Naser

Research Fellow

University of Exeter

Reginaldo

Nasser

Professor

Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo

Yousef

Nasser

Assistant Professor

Birzeit University

Féilim

Ó hAdhmaill

Lecturer

University College Cork

Brian

O' Boyle

Lecturer

National University of Ireland Galway

Tom

O'Connor

Lecturer

Cork Institute of Technology

Tom

O'Connor

Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Maureen

O'Connor

Lecturer in English

University College Cork

Hugh

O'Donnell

Head of Department

Dublin Institute of Technology

Jacqui

O'Riordan

Lecturer

University College Cork

Burkay

Ozturk

Lecturer

Texas State University

Patricia

Palulis

Associate Professor

University of Ottawa

David

Palumbo-Liu

Professor

Stanford University

María Gabriela

Paoletti

Profesora Titular

UTN-Faculdad Regional Mendoza

Ilan

Pappe

Professor

Exeter University

Julie

Pearn

Researcher

University of Sheffield

Héctor Aldo

Piccoli

Professor

Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Michael

Pierse

Lecturer

Queen's University Belfast

O. Luis

Pil Ojeda

Researcher

Universidad de Buenos Aires

John

Pinkerton

Professor

Queens University Belfast

Garry

Potter

Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Pablo

Pozzi

Professor

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Nicola

Pratt

Associate Professor

University of Warwick

Trevor

Purvis

Professor

Carleton University

Juan Carlos

Radovich

Professor

University of Buenos Aires

Najat

Rahman

Professor

University of Montreal

Aneil

Rallin

Associate Professor

Soka University of America

Diana

Ralph

Associate Professor (Retired)

Carleton University

Anandi

Ramamurthy

Reader in Postcolonial Culture

Sheffield Hallam University

Anita

Rapone

Professor Emerita

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Leda

Raptis

Professor

Queen's University Belfast

Stuart

Rees

Professor Emeritus

University of Sydney

Timothy

Reiss

Professor Emeritus

New York University

John

Reynolds

Lecturer

Maynooth University

Ellen

Reynor

Lecturer

Dublin City University

Nick

Riemer

Senior Lecturer

University of Sydney

Paola

Rivetti

Lecturer

Dublin City University

Chris

Roberts

Professor

University of Manchester

Jim

Roche

Assistant Lecturer

Dublin Institute of Technology

Stephen

Rockel

Associate Professor

University of Toronto

Jonathan

Rosenhead

Emeritus Processor

London School of Economics

Reuben

Roth

Assistant Professor

Laurentian University

Sabby

Sagall

Senior Lecturer (retired)

University of East London

Steven

Salaita

Edward Said Chair of American Studies

American University of Beirut

Rami

Salameh

Lecturer

Birzeit University

Madalena

Santos

Research Assistant

Carleton University

Rosemary

Sayigh

Visiting Lecturer

American University of Beirut

Heike

Schotten

Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts Boston

Malini

Schueller

Professor

University of Florida

Richard

Seaford

Professor

University of Exeter

Alan

Sears

Professor, Sociology

Ryerson University

Simona

Sharoni

Professor

SUNY Plattsburgh

Fintan

Sheerin

Lecturer

Trinity College Dublin

David

Shorter

Professor

UCLA

Dina

Siddiqi

Professor

BRAC University, Dhaka

Jawed

Siddiqi

Emeritus Professor

Sheffield Hallam

David

Skinner

Professor of History

Santa Clara University

Peter

Slezak

Associate Professor

University of New South Wales

Ailbhe

Smyth

Senior Lecturer (retired)

University College Dublin

Rasha

Soliman

Teaching Fellow

University of Leeds

Lucia

Sorbera

Senior Lecturer

The University of Sydney

Lidon

Soriano

Professor

University of Valladolid

Laura

Sotelo

Adjunct Lecturer

Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Andrew

Stevens

Assistant Professor

University of Regina

Stephen

Stewart

Head of History Department

Mater Dei Institute / Dublin City University

Andy

Storey

College Lecturer

University College Dublin

Marcelo

Svirsky

Senior Lecturer

University of Wollongong

Vannina

Sztainbok

Lecturer

University of Toronto

Rabab

Tamish

Lecturer

Bethlehem University

Peter

Tansey

Lecturer

University College Dublin

Kevin

Taylor

Lecturer

Sheffield Hallam University

Andrea

Teti

Senior Lecturer

University of Aberdeen

Hanan

Toukan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Free University Berlin

Francesco

Vacchiano

Associate researcher

Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Salim

Vally

Professor

University of Johannesburg

Robert

Van Niekerk

Professor

Rhodes University

Jan

Van Peteghem

Visiting Professor

University of Leuven

Achin

Vanaik

Retired Professor

University of Delhi

Susan

Walsh

Lecturer

Sheffield Hallam University

Robert

Warrior

Professor

University of Illinois

Paul

Wessels

Senior Lecturer

Rhodes University

Laura

Westra

Emerita/Sessional

University of Windsor/ Law School

Jennifer

Wicke

Professor

University of Virginia

Craig

Willse

Assistant Professor

George Mason University

Nancy

Withington

Professor (retired)

Sant Barbara City College, Sierra College, American Riviera College

Brendan

Wood

Senior Lecturer

Sheffield Hallam University

Cynthia

Wright

Adjunct Faculty

York University

Federico

Zanettin

Associate Professor

University of Perugia


 

Posted on 23-05-2016


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