Thursday, February 24, 2022

ASEEES Board Condemns Russia’s Military Assault on Ukraine

Published February 24, 2022 (Initially issued by the Executive Committee on February 24, at 9:45am EST; revised to reflect the adoption by the full board on February 24, at 1:34pm EST)

The Board of Directors of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies condemns Russia’s military assault on Ukraine and President Putin’s use of historical distortions and cynical lies to justify Russia’s attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. We stand with all the people of Ukraine and Russia who oppose this war.


The Executive Committee of ASEEES has also signed the American Historical Association’s statement on February 28.

On March 4, ASEEES signed a statement by the African Studies Association “calling on Ukrainian and authorities in neighboring countries to treat all those fleeing the conflict equally, with dignity, and without discrimination based on race or status.”

On March 9, the ASEEES Board of Directors, along with the leadership of AATSEEL and BASEES, issued a joint statement of opposition to banning scholars based on citizenship.

On March 17, the ASEEES Executive Committee, along with the leadership of AATSEEL and BASEES, issued a joint statement condemning Russian university presidents’ statement of support for Russian assault on Ukraine.


Statements by Other Organizations and Institutions
(updated as statements are posted)


American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

American Councils/ACTR

American Councils for International Education

American Folklore Society

American Historical Association signed by 35+ other scholarly societies

American Musicological Society

American Political Science Association

American Sociological Association

Amherst Center for Russian Culture

Amherst College

Amherst College Russian Department

Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland 

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

Association for Jewish Studies

Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

Association of ERC Grantees (AERG)

Australia and New Zealand Slavists’ Association

Australia National University

Belarusian Film Community

Belgian Society of International Law

Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP)

Brill Publishing’s Slavic, Eurasian, and Russian Studies Program

British Academy

British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS)

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Cambridge University

Campridge University Press

Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Carleton University Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Central European History Society

Centre for East European and International Studies, Berlin

Centre international de recherche de l’Historial de la Grande Guerre

Centre Marc Bloch

CERCEC, Centre d’études des Mondes Russe, Caucasien & Centre-Européen

Circle U. European University Alliance

Columbia University

Columbia University Harriman Institute

Council for Museum Anthropology

Czechoslovak Studies Association

Early Slavic Studies Association

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern European Holocaust Studies (EEHS Journal)

European University Association

Emory University Faculty of the Program in Russian, E. European and Eurasian Studies

European Association for Jewish Studies

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

George Washington University Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES)

German Studies Association (GSA)

Ghent University Russia Platform

Graduate Center-CUNY Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (CHGCAH)


Harvard University

Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Harvard University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI)

Hokkaido University Slavic-Eurasian Research Center

Hungarian Studies Association 

Indiana University R.F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute and the Center for Refugee Studies

International Association for the Humanities (MAG)

International Center of Medieval Art

International Committee of Historical Sciences

International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES)

International Geographical Union

International Science Council’s List of Statements from the International Scientific Community

International Society for First World War Studies

Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES)

Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA)

Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History

Japan Association for the Study of Russian Language and Literature

Joint Statement from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication

Joint Statement from the Tri-Co Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Community

KU Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures

Leibniz-Institut für Ost- & Südosteuropaforschung

Max Planck Society

Memory Studies Association

Miami University of Ohio, Havighurst Center

Michigan State University Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Academies of the G7 States Joint Statement

Network Displaced Persons Research

National Humanities Center

Newcastle University

North American Society for Serbian Studies & Editors of Serbian Studies

North East Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

Ohio State University, Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES)

Open Letter by Russian Art and Culture Workers

Open Letter by Russian-speaking Academic Economists

Open Letter from Russian Scientists and Science JournalistsEnglish Translation

Open Letter by Scholars on Putin’s War in Ukraine and the Future of International Academic Cooperation

Polish Academy of Sciences

Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences (PIASA)

Polish Studies Association

PONARS Eurasia

Princeton University

Project Management Institute

Roanoke College

Romanian Academy of Sciences

Royal Historical Society

Scholars at Risk

Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S. and the American Association for Ukrainian Studies joint statement

Slovak Studies Association

Society for Romanian Studies

Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture

Soyuz Postsocialist Cultural Studies Open Statement by Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars of Disability

St. Anthony’s College, Oxford School of Global Area Studies

Statement by Scholars of Genocide, Nazism, and World War II

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Trinity College Dublin

Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies

Ukrainian Catholic University

Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

University of British Columbia Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES)

UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)

University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)

University of California Davis

University of Efurt Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

University of Hartford Faculty of Hillyer College

University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

University of Minnesota Center for Austrian Studies

University of New Europe (UNE)

UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford and Oxford Modern Languages

University of Pittsburgh

University of Texas at Austin Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

University of Tokyo

University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia

US Russia Foundation

USC Slavic Department

Verbandes der Osteuropahistorikerinnen und -historiker e.V. (VOH)

Wiener Holocaust Library

Yale University Fortunoff Video Archive

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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