Open Letter by Academics on the Current Refugee Crisis

MUNFA has received a request to circulate the attached message from David Fitzgerald (University of California at San Diego) and Christina Clark-Kazak (York University) to encourage academics to consider signing an open letter ( about the ongoing global refugee situation.

Although MUNFA does not take a political position on this situation, we are forwarding this important social justice issue for your consideration.

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of David Fitzgerald (University of California at San Diego) and myself, I am writing to encourage you to sign an open letter that we have prepared in the context of growing media attention to the ongoing global refugee situation. While many of us have responded individually through media interviews, advocacy, op eds, etc, we believe that a collective open letter could be useful to build pressure on refugee-hosting governments – at national and regional levels – to do more. We have deliberately kept the language broad and inclusive in order to appeal to the broadest number of people. We would be grateful if you could circulate this call to interested colleagues and consider signing the letter yourself:

Best regards,

Associate Principal, Research & Graduate Studies • Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures
Associate Professor, International Studies • Professeure agrégée, Études internationales
Glendon Hall 215 • 2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON • Canada M4N 3M6

Acting Director, Centre for Refugee Studies • Directrice par intérim, Centre pour les études de réfugiés
8th floor, Kaneff Tower • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3