International Statement From Academics Regarding Attacks on JNU

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09 January, 2020

The recent attacks by politically motivated hoodlums on the students and faculty of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, constitute one of the most egregious examples of violence, repression, and mob impunity directed against Indian universities since 1947, the year of Indian independence. It violates every norm of democracy, of academic freedom, of the protection of universities from arbitrary state power, and of the duty of university administrators to protect their students and faculty.

The physical and emotional injuries sustained by JNU students and faculty, in their dormitory rooms, their classrooms and their campus spaces has been shocking by any standard. It is evident that the Delhi police were indifferent at best and collusive at worst with the politically driven attacks of the last few days and weeks in which peaceful protesters have met with ferocious repression from state and security apparatuses while those attacking them have been allowed to act unhindered.

The administration of the University, and especially the Vice-Chancellor, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, have lost all national and international credibility. The violence against members of the JNU community should have provoked a massive effort by the senior administration to protect them and to ensure their well-being.  This was not done, and this dereliction of duty is part of the systematic hostility of the Vice Chancellor and his administration towards all forms of peaceful protest, democratic dissent and secular debate at and around JNU. This active abandonment of responsibility includes administrative blindness to partisan mob violence, complicity with the Home Ministry’s repression of lawful and peaceful protest against a viciously discriminatory new citizenship law (CAA), and open collusion between rampaging hooligans and the current regime.  Whatever the Vice-Chancellor’s personal views and political affiliations, he has manifestly failed in his duty of care towards the students and staff of his university. This renders him unfit to hold the highest post in an internationally recognized institution of higher education. 

In this context, we the undersigned, academics and administrators, from across international institutions of higher education call for (a) the immediate resignation of Vice-Chancellor Kumar and (b) the appointment of a non-partisan Investigative panel to identify the criminals who broke into the campus and (c) a judicial initiative from the Supreme Court to hold the Delhi Police to account for their actions against students as well as non-action against criminals. The reputation of the Indian government has suffered massively in the international public sphere over the last six months as a consequence of a series of policies, speeches, and actions by the current political regime which reveal its thorough contempt for the Indian Constitution, and its ideals of diversity, secularism and inclusion. It has also abandoned the customary and legally-protected regard for the dignity and sanctity of India’s university campuses in allowing police to enter some campuses without the VC’s permission even as the JNU VC shockingly failed to ask police to intervene in a massive mob criminal attack on his community. Simultaneously he has registered criminal complaints against injured students, including the President of the JNU Students Union, in a particularly egregious example of victimizing the victims.  We believe his position to be untenable and call for his resignation with immediate effect.


1. Prof Arjun Appadurai, NYU, USA/The Hertie School, Berlin, Germany

2. Dr Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge, UK

3. Prof Prasenjit Duara, President, Association for Asian Studies, USA

4. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University, USA

5. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. Lord Williams of Oystermouth, FBA, Master of Magdalene College Cambridge, UK

6. Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, USA

7. Prof Akhil Gupta, President of the American Anthropological Association, USA

8. Dilip Menon, Mellon Chair of Indian Studies, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

9. Prof. Ajay Rao, Director, Centre for South Asian Civilizations, University of Toronto, Canada

10. Sheldon Pollock, Arvind Raghunathan Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian, Studies, Columbia University, USA

11. Prof Peter van der Veer, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany

12. Isabella Lazzarini, professor of Medieval History, University of Molise, Italy. 

13. Professor Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales, Australia

14. Sindre Bangstad, Research Professor, KIFO, Oslo, Norway

15. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University, USA 

16. Prof Valerie Hayaert, Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, Paris, France

17. Prof Trish Reid, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Kingston University, UK

18. Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University, USA

19. Mohan J. Dutta,  Dean's Chair Professor, Director, Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), Massey University, New Zealand

20. Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard, USA

21. Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, USA

22.   Prof Neil Lazarus, FBA, University of Warwick, UK

23.  Prof Clair Wills, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, UK

24.  Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA

25.  Professor Satya P. Mohanty, Cornell University, USA

26.  Professor Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge.

27.  Prof Leela Gandhi, Brown University, USA

28.  Prof Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, USA

29.  Prof Fernando Resende, Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

30.  Isabel Hofmeyr, Global Distinguished Professor, NYU, USA

31.  Prof Dibyesh Anand, Head of the School of Social Sciences, Westminster University, UK

32.  Professor Sir Christopher Clark, Regius Chair of History, University of Cambridge

33.  Prof Zillah Eisenstein,Emeritus Professor, Ithaca College, USA

34.  Anna Chiarloni Prof. Emerita dell'Università di Torino, Italy

35.  Professor Francesca Orsini, SOAS University of London, UK

36.  Prof Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh, UK

37.  Veena Das, J Krieger-Eisehnower Professor of Anthropology,Johns Hopkins University, USA

38.  Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey, University of Cambridge, UK

39.  Professor Helen Smith, Head of Department, English and Related Literature, University of York, UK

40.  Dr Anjali Arondekar, Director of Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

41.  Prof Timothy Brennan, Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities, Univ. of Minnesota, USA.

42.  Prof Christopher Pinney, University College London, UK

43.  William Mazzarella, Neukom Family Professor, University of Chicago

44.  Dr David Lunn, SOAS, University of London

45.  Dr Subha Mukherji, University of Cambridge, UK

46.   Prof Torrance Kirby, FRHistS, Director of Graduate Program, McGill University, Canada

47.  Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago, USA

48.  Prof Rosa Maria Perez, ISCTE-University of Lisbon Institute

49.  Dr Nadine El-Enany, Birkbeck College, UK

50.  Prof Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, UK

51.  Arun A. Rangaswami, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, USA

52.  Prof David Ludden, NYU, USA.

53.  P. Kerim Friedman, Associate Professor, National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan

54.  Dr Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University, USA

55.  Prof. Mary Laven, University of Cambridge, UK

56.  Dr Nikesh Shukla, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, UK

57.  Professor R Vaidyanathan, Imperial College, UK

58.  Dr Shruti Kapila, University of Cambridge, UK

59.  Dr Alaric Hall, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, UK.

60.  Prof Keya Ganguly, University of Minnesota, USA

61.  Dr Surabhi Ranganathan, University of Cambridge, UK 

62.  Dr Rohit De, Yale University, USA

63.  Dr Arunabh Ghosh,Harvard University, USA

64.   Dr. Rohan Deb Roy, Director, Centre for Health Humanities, University of Reading, UK

65.  Dr Partha Pratim Shil, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK 

66.  Prof Laura Bear, Head of Department,  Anthropology, LSE, UK

67.  Prof Sue J. Kim, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

68.  Jonathan Spencer, FBA, FAcSS, FRSE, Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society, University of Edinburgh, UK

69.  Prof Peter Coviello, Director of Graduate Studies, English, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA.

70.  Rohit K Dasgupta, Loughborough University, UK

71.  Prof Ritty Lukose, NYU, USA

72.  Dr D. Asher Ghertner, Director, South Asian Studies Program, Rutgers University, USA

73.  Prof Zaheer Baber, University of Toronto, Canada

74.  Prof Maria Fusaro, Director, Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Exeter, UK

75.  Dr. Uttara Natarajan, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

76.  Prof Wes Williams, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK

77.  Dr. Amanullah De Sondy, University College Cork, Ireland

78.  Dr Paul Bernal, University of East Anglia, UK

79.  Prof Kate Tunstall, University of Oxford, UK

80.  47. Prof Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading, UK

81.  Dr Aurelien Mondon, University of Bath, UK

82.  Prof Elleke Boehmer, Director of Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Oxford University, UK

83.  Dr Elizabeth L. Swann, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Durham University, UK.

84.  Dr Valérie Hayaert, Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre, University of Bonn, Germany

85.  Dr Payoshni Mitra, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

86.   Prof Daniel Moshenberg, George Washington University, USA

87.  Yasmin Khan, Associate Professor of History, University of Oxford, UK

88.  Dr. Mukulika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

89.  Dr Amina Yaqin, SOAS, University of London, UK

90.  Dr Paul Wilson, Ithaca College, USA

91.  Dr Lisa Tilley, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

92.  Dr Alpa Shah, Director of Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty, London School of Economics, UK

93.  David McNally, Cullen Distinguished Professor of History & Business, University of Houston, UK

94.  Dr Christopher G. Warnes, University of Cambridge, UK

95.  Professor Neil Larsen, University of California, Davis, USA.

96.  Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, Stanford University, USA

97.  Dr Drew Milne, Judith E Wilson Reader in Poetics, University of Cambridge, UK

98.  Professor Naveeda Khan, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, USA

99.  Dr Rahul Rao, SOAS, University of London, UK

100. Prof Faisal Devji, University of Oxford, UK

101. Dr Waseem Yaqoob, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

102. Dr Nayanika Mathur, Oxford University, UK

103. Professor Arvind Rajagopal, NYU, USA

104. Dr Shamira Meghani, Cambridge University, UK

105. Dr. Dana Mills, Oxford Brookes University, UK

106. Professor Nayanika Mookherjee,  Durham University, UK. 

107. Prof Shaul Bassi, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy

108. Dr Jason Scott-Warren, University of Cambridge, UK

109. Dr Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto, Canada

110. Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee, Oxford University, UK

111. Prof Madhu Krishnan, University of Bristol,UK

112. Dr Chana Morgenstern, Cambridge University, UK

113. Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri, University of St Andrews, UK

114. Dr Arun Kumar, University of York, UK

115. Dr Arianne Shahvisi, Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

116. Dr Justin Pearce, University of Sussex, UK

117. Professor Nalini Iyer, Seattle University, USA

118. Prof Joel Quirk, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

119. Dr Louis Bayman, University of Southampton, UK

120. Dr Maeve McKeown, University of Cambridge, UK

121. Prof Aradhana Sharma, Wesleyan University, USA

122.  Dr Nadine Murshid, SUNY-Buffalo, USA

123.  Dr Nissim Mannathukkaren, Dalhousie University, Canada

124.  Prof Inderjit Parmar, University of London

125.  Dr Sally Brooks, University of York, UK

126.  Professor Tamsin Meaney, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

127.  Dr. Indrajit Roy, University of York, UK

128.  Prof Bridget Bennett, University of Leeds, UK

129.  Dr Sourit Bhattacharya, University of Glasgow,UK

130.  Dr Helen Finch, University of Leeds, UK

131.  Dr. Carla Suthren, University of Cambridge

132.  Dr SJ Cooper-Knock, University of Edinburgh, UK

133.  Prof. Dr. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany

134.  Dr Sarah Burton, City, University of London, UK

135.  Dr Vandana Desai, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

136.  Helena Pérez Niño, University of Cambridge, UK

137.  Prof David Simon FAcSS, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

138.  Prof Ronak Kapadia,  University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

139.  Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany

140.  Dr David Wearing, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

141.  Dr. Brian Greer, Portland State University, USA

142.  Dr Theodore Koulouris, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton.

143.  Professor Deb Raj Ray, New York University, USA

144.  Prof Deborah James, London School of Economics, UK

145.  Prof Sara Shneiderman, University of British Columbia, Canada

146.  Dr Nikhil Menon, Notre Dame University, USA

147.  Dr Marijke du Toit, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

148.  Dr Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto, Canada

149.  Prof Rajiv Vohra, Brown University, USA

150.  Dr Cat Moir, University of Sydney

151.  Dr Aaron Winter, University of East London

152.  Prof Ajantha Subrahmaniam, Chair, Detp. of Anthropology, Harvard University, USA

153.  Dr Francis Cody, University of Toronto, Canada

154.  Dr Elizabeth Humphrys Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

155.  Dr Eleanor Newbegin, SOAS, University of London, UK

156.  Dr Sheetal Chhabria, Connecticut College, USA

157.  Dr Kristin Plys, University of Toronto, Canada

158.  Prof Sankaran Krishna, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

159.  Prof Ravi Ahuja, University of Göttingen, Germany

160.  Dr Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto, Canada

161. Bernard Sufrin, Emeritus Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford and Department of Computer Science,  University of Oxford, UK

162.  Professor Lina M Fruzzetti, Brown University, USA

163.  Prof Devika Chawla, Ohio University, USA

164.  Prof David Wagner, University of New Brunswick, Canada

165.  Prof Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard University

166.  Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi, University of Calgary, Canada

167.  Professor David Stinson – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

168.  Prof. Dr. Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

169.  Dr Nikhil Anand, University of Pennsylvania

170.  Dr Brian Lawler, Kennesaw State University, USA

171.  Dr Susan Staats, University of Minnesota, USA

172.  Dr Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

173.  Prof Tejaswini Ganti, New York University, USA

174.  Professor Angana P. Chatterji, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

175.  Prof Mark Boylan, Sheffield Hallam University, USA 

176.  Dr Alexandra Kokoli, Middlesex University, UK

177.  Dilip Mookherjee, Professor, Boston University, USA

178.  Diana Jeater, FRHistS Emeritus Professor of African History, UWE, Bristol, UK

179. Professor Amit Bhaya, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

180. Prof. Dr. Luciana L. Contarino Sparta,  Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

181. Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell University, USA

182.  Prof David Palumbo-Lio, Stanford University, USA

183.  Prof. Adma Muhana,  Universidade de São Paulo – Brazil

184.  Prof Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University, USA

185.  Barbara J Risman, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

186.  Prof Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania, USA

187. Claudio Ingerflom, Professor of History, Secretary of Research Escuela de Humanidades,Universidad Naciona de San Martín, Argentina

188.  Dr Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto, Canada

189.  Dr Naomi Lightman, University of Calgary, Canada

190.  Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney, Australia

191.  Jenny Godley, Chair, Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, University of Calgary, Canada

192.  Prof Miriam Godoy Pentead,  Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) - Sao Paulo - Brazil.

193.  Dr. Ariel Ducey, University of Calgary, Canada

194.  Professor Emerita Dianne Siemon, RMIT University, Australia

195.  Dr. Pablo Policzer, Director, Latin American Research Centre, University of Calgary, Canada

196.  Dr Ranita Ray, University of Las Vegas, Nevada,USA

197.  Dr Preetha Mani, Rutgers University, USA

198.  Dr Dean Accardi, Connecticut College, USA

199.  Lalit Vachani, University of Göttingen , Germany

200.  Dr Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary, Canada

201.  Prof Seema Arora-Jonsson, Chair in Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

202.  Dr Paula Chakravartty, New York University, USA

203.  Prof Ruth Harris, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College Oxford, UK

204.  Dr Karen Vallgårda, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

205.  Prof. Harald Fischer-Tiné, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

206.  Sten Widmalm, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

207.  Prof Victoria Hand, Chair, STEM Education,  University of Colorado,Boulder, USA

208.  Dimitris Chassapis, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

209. Dr Torsten Tschacher, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin,Germany

210. Professor Lieven Verschaffel, KU Leuven, Belgium

211.  Dr. Luz Valoyes-Chavez, Center for Advanced Research in Education, University of Chile, Chile.

212.  Prof Karin Zitzewitz , Michigan State University, USA

213.  Prof Anne Sitomer, Oregon State University, USA

214. Dr Deborah Potts, Kings College, London, UK

215. Garance Genicot, Professor, Georgetown University, USA

216. Dr Arun Kumar, Nottingham University, UK

217. Prof, Angel Homero Flore,  Universidad nacional Autónoma de México,Mexico

218. Ângela Barreto Xavier , Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

219. Prof. Lawrence Cohen, University of California Berkeley, USA

220. Prof. Dr. Nicole Mayer-Ahuja, Institute of Sociology, University of Goettingen, Germany

221. Dr Anna Sailer, University of Göttingen, Germany

222. Dr Aditya Sarkar, Warwick University, UK

223. Dr Peter Birke, University of Göttingen, Germany

224. R. P.  Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of California at Berkeley, USA

225. Tânia Cabral e Roberto Baldino, Computer Engineering & STEM Education Graduate Program, UERGS – Guaíba, Brazil

226.  Prof Ash Amin, University of Cambridge, UK

227.  Dr Nicole Louie, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

228.  Elizabeth de Freitas, Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

229.  Jocelyn Alexander, Professor of Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford

230.  Dr Daniel Orey, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil

231.  Prof Rochelle Gutiérrez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

232.  Danny Bernard Martin, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

233.  Bill Cooke, PhD Chair in Strategic Management, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, York University, UK

234.  Prof Andries du Toit, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

235.  Dr Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced, USA

236.  Prof, Rico Gutstein, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

237.  Prof Guilherme Henrique Gomes da Silva, Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil.

238.  Dr Arabella Stranger, University of Sussex, UK

239.  Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer, Universität Kassel, Germany

240.  Dr. Nuria Gorgorio, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

241.  Dr Devaki Bhaya, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

242.  Dr Eva Norén, STOCKHOLM university, Sweden

243.  Dr Anita Bright, Portland State University, USA

244.  Dr. Sharika Thiranagama, Stanford University, USA

245.  Joan Esteban Institut d'Analisi Economica, CSIC, and Barcelona GSE, Spain

246.  Dr Nitin Sinha, Senior Research Fellow, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany

247.  Dr Maria Framke, University of Rostock, Germany. 

248.  Reyazul Haque, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany

249.  Dr Anandita Bajpai, Assistant Professor, Humboldt University/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany

250.  Dr Jana Tschurenev, Humboldt University, Germany

251. Dr Sadia Bajwa, Humboldt University, Germany

252. Dr Jasmine Y. Ma, New York University,USA

253. Dr Jisha Menon, Stanford University, USA

254. Dr Allison McCracken, De Pauw University, USA

255. Dr Nestar Russell, University of Calgary, Canada

256. Dr Vidya Kumar, University of Leicester, UK

257. Dr Uditi Shane, Nottingham University, UK

258. Dr. Chad Haines, Arizona State University, USA

259. Prof. Dipti Khera, New York University, USA

260. Prof. Sohaira Siddiqui, Georgetown University, USA

261. Dr. Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley.

262. Prof Ali Asani, Harvard University 

263. Prof. Amit R. Baishya, University of Oklahoma, 284.USA

264. Rajorshi Das, University of Iowa, USA

265. Prof. Travis Workman, University of Minnesota, USA

266. Dr. Sudipa Topdar, Illinois State University, USA

267. Dr Gavan Titley, Maynooth University, Ireland.

268. Abikal Borah, The University of Texas at Austin 

269. Maribel Fierro, CSIC, Madrid

270. Prof. Rüdiger Seesemann, University Of Bayreuth, Germany

271. Dr. Sophie Chamas, SOAS

272. Dr. Theodore Chao, The Ohio State University

273. Prof. Amitava Chattopadhyay. INSEAD

274. Dr Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics, UK

275. Dr. Azfar Hussain, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA 

276. Professor Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, University of Auckland, New Zealand

277. Professor Elizabeth George, University of Auckland, New Zealand

278. Dr. Dhiman Chattopadhyay, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania,USA

279. Komal Mohite, McGill University, Canada

280. Brinkley Messick, Columbia University, USA

281. Kenneth Hodges, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

282. Dr. Goldie Osuri, University of Warwick, UK

283. Dr Shalini Sharma, Keele University, UK

284. Omer M. Mozaffar, Loyola University Chicago, USA

285. Prof. Björn Heile, University of Glasgow, UK

286. Prof. Debasmita Basu, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, USA.

287. Prof Bonnie Effros, University of Liverpool, UK

288. Dilshanie Perera, Stanford University, USA

289. Rajvi Thakore, JNU, India

290. Brett Wilson, Central European University, Vienna, Austria/Budapest, Hungary

291. Dr. Deepra Dandekar, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

292. Professor Chandak Sengoopta, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

293. Riya Raphael, Lunds Universitet, Sweden 

294. Dr Kalpana Wilson, Birkbeck, University of London

295. Dr Patrik Oskarsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

296. Dr Roland Clark, University of Liverpool, UK

297. Dr. Sandra Ataíde Lobo, Historian, CHAM-Centre for Humanities, FCSH-NOVA, Portugal

298. Dr. Stephanie Leder,  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

299. Dr. Alin Kadfak,  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

300. Dr Hazel Gray, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

301. Professor Bengt G. Karlsson, Stockholm University, Sweden.

302. Ebrahim Moosa, University of Notre Dame, USA

303. Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen, Norway

304. Dr Floriane Clement-Kumar, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAENational Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)

305. Tanuja Thurairajah, Doctoral Candidate, University of Zürich

306. Dr Anjali B Datta, University of Cambridge, UK

307. Prof. B. Agarwal, University of Manchester, UK

308. Dr Rune Bennike, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

309. Dr Zehra Sayed, University of Gothenburg 

310. Professor Sana Aiyar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

311. Dr Manali Desai, University of Cambridge, UK

312. J.P. Singh, Professor of International Commerce & Policy, George Mason University, USA

313. Dr. Pavel Chakraborty, Lancaster University, UK

Note: List will be updated with any additional signatories