Open letter to ISA Governing Council regarding recent Presidential Executive Order
***Update: this Open Letter was sent to the ISA Governing Council at 10pm GMT on 31st Jan, acknowledging their recent statement available here: http://www.isanet.org/News/ID/5411/ISA-Statement-Regarding-Executive-Order-on-Travel-Ban

However, please keep signing and sharing ahead of the Annual Convention to keep up the pressure for the action points (2)-(5). ISA HQ have written to acknowledge these points and are working on these.

In the meantime, a Facebook group has been set up to talk about other useful actions at ISA Baltimore: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245851802533450/ ***

Dear ISA Governing Council,

We note the ISA statement of 29th January responding to the Presidential Executive Order that simultaneously ceases all refugee admissions until further notice; bars Syrian refugees in particular; and effectively bars immigrants, dual nationals and US residents from seven Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - from entering the United States of America. This order directly affects a number of our own ISA members, many of whom cannot return to their homes in the United States if abroad, leave the United States for fear of not being allowed to return, or attend the ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore.

We do not accept that the ISA’s 501(c)3 non-profit status prevents it from opposing this discriminatory policy. We note that other scholarly associations, such as the American Anthropological Association and the Middle East Studies Association, have condemned the discriminatory nature of the Executive Order and called for its repeal. We further note the principled engagement of the Middle East Studies Association on a wide range of academic freedom issues globally. We also note the Latin American Studies Association’s position on the protection of human rights and civil liberties in response to the US presidential campaign and election.

We call immediately for the ISA Governing Council to:

1) Make a statement expressing opposition to the travel ban for all refugees and nationals of the affected countries

2) Refund registration fees not only for those who cannot travel, but also those who will not risk it or who choose to withdraw conscientiously from the 2017 Convention; refrain from any professional sanction for these members for future conferences

3) Do everything possible to provide teleconferencing facilities for all panels at the 2017 Convention, so that those unable to attend can still attempt to contribute / participate

4) Commit to holding future Annual Conventions outside the United States of America

5) Co-ordinate proactively with other learned societies and affiliated organisations to lobby against this policy

Signed,

ISA Members

*[List as of 13.30 GMT, February 20th (809 signatures): being updated manually]
NB This letter is now not updating and the final list of signatories is being emailed to the ISA Governing Council.
Adam Kamradt-Scott
Adhemar Mercado
Adrian Rogstad
Adrienne Roberts
Aggie Hirst, City University London, UK
Agha Bayramov
Ahmad Qais Munhazim
Aida A. Hozic
Aidan Hehir
Aigul Kulnazarova
Aiko Holvikivi
Aim Sinpeng
Ajay Parasram
Akanksha Mehta
Akta Kaushal
Alan Cafruny
Ales Karmazin
Alex Prichard
Alexander Anievas
Alexander D Barder
Alexander Spencer
Alexandra Bousiou
Alexandria Innes
Ali Bilgic
Alina Sajed
Alison Howell
Alister Wedderburn
Aliya Abbasi
Allison McCulloch
Alpaslan Ozerdem
Alper Kaliber
Amanda Chisholm
Amanda Russell Beattie
Amentahru Wahlrab
Amoz Hor
Ana Clara Telles C. de Souza
Anahita Arian
Anchalee Rueland
Anders Uhlin
Andrea Paras, University of Guelph
Andrea Warnecke
Andreas Aagaard Nøhr
Andreas Antoniades
Andreas Bøje Forsby
Andreja Zevnik
Andrew Delatolla
Andrew Jones
Andrew Neal
Andy Hom
Angela Geck
Angela Heucher
Angela Oels
Anita Lacey
Anita M. Weiss
Anja Mihr
Ann-Kristin Beinlich
Anna Boucher
Anna Danielsson
Anna Holzscheiter
Anna Leander
Anna Selmeczi
Anna Stavrianakis
Anna van der Vleuten, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Anne McNevin
Anne Roemer-Mahler
Anne Sisson Runyan
Anne-Marie D'Aoust
Annette Förster
Annette Freyberg-Inan
Annick T.R. Wibben, Unviersity of San Francisco
Annika Elena Poppe
Anthony Amicelle
Anthony Burke
Anthony Szczurek
Antoine Bousquet
Antonia Witt
Antonio Cerella
Anupama Ranawana
Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, University of Manchester
Aparna Devare
Aram Ziai
Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou
Archana Choubey
Ardeshir Pezeshk
Arlene B. Tickner
Asad Zaidi
Asami Miyazaki
Asli Calkivik
AT Kingsmith
Athanasios Manis
Audra Mitchell
Audrey Reeves
Avinash Paliwal
Aya Nassar
Ayca Cubukcu
Ayse Zarakol
Aytak Akbari-Dibavar
Azim Shea
Béatrice Châteauvert-Gagnon
Balkan Devlen
Beatrix Futak-Campbell
Ben Cashore
Ben Thirkell-White, Victoria Unviersity of Wellington, New Zealand
Benjamin de Carvalho
Benjamin J. Muller
Benjamin Tallis
Benjamin Wilhelm
Bentley B. Allan
Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
Bernd Bucher
Beste Isleyen
Betcy Jose
Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson
Blayne Haggart
Brian E. Klunk, University of the Pacific
Bruno Magalhães
Burcu Sari Karademir
Cai Wilkinson
Caitlin Ryan
Can E. Mutlu
Carla Angulo-Pasel
Carlotta Minnella
Carol Cohn
Carola Betzold
Carolina Moulin, IRI, PUC Rio, Brazil
Caroline Cottet
Caroline Holmqvist
Caroline Kuzemko
Catarina Kinnvall
Catheirne Goetze, University of Tasmania
Catherine Baker
Catherine Charrett
Catherine Eschle
Catherine Gegout
Catherine Goetze
Catherine Jean
Catherine Lourdes Dy
Catia C. Confortini
Cecelia Lynch
Charlie Hunt
Charlotte Epstein
Charlotte heath-Kelly
Chenchen Zhang
Cherine Hussein
Chiara De Franco
Chris Clarke
Chris Rossdale
Chris Zebrowski
Christian Emery
Christian Enemark
Christian Kaunert
Christian Kreuder-Sonnen
Christian von Luebke
Christina Bache
Christine Agius
Christine Andrä
Christine Sylvester
Christoph H. Stefes
Christoph Meyer
Christopher Hobson
Christopher Patrick Murray
Christopher Phillips
Claire Duncanson
Claire Vergerio
Clara Eroukhmanoff
Clara Weinhardt
Clarice Ferreira Menezes - Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro
Claudia Fuentes Julio
Clive Gabay
Colin Wight
Colleen Bell
Corey Robinson
Corinna Mullin
Craig N. Murphy
Craig Snyder
Cristina Masters
Cristina Rojas
Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue
Crystal Ennis
Crystal Whetstone
Cynthia Weber
Dagmar Rychnovská
Dan Oberg
Daniel Bendix
Daniel Bertrand Monk
Daniel J. Levine, co-chair, ISA Theory section and President, ISA-Northeast Region
Daniel J. Whelan, Hendrix College
Daniel Pasciuti
Daniel Pinéu
Daniel Preece
Daniel Schade
Daniela Tepe-Belfrage
David Black
David Brenner
David Capie
David Downie
David Duriesmith
David Gordon
David Grondin
David Mutimer
David Shim
David Smith
Debbie Lisle
Deepak Nair
Delf Rothe
Denilde Holzhacker
Diana Zacca Thomaz
Diarmuid Torney
Dibyesh Anand
Dimitrios Triantaphyllou
Diogo Dario
Dirk Nabers
Dirk Peters
Dominic Kelly
Doreen Stabinsky
Dr Cemal Burak Tansel
Dr Joanna Tidy
Dr Katherine E Brown
Dr Nicholas Michelsen
Dr Sam Raphael
Dr Vassilios Paipais, Uni of St Andrews
Dr Victoria M Basham
Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas
Dr. Erica Resende
Dr. Olivia U. Rutazibwa
Dr. Tamir Libel
Dunja Apostolov-Dimitrijevic
Eiichi Hoshino
Eleanor Zeff
Elisa Lopez Lucia
Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University
Elisabetta Brighi
Elitsa Garnizova
Elizabeth Allen Dauphinee
Elizabeth C. Hanson
Elizabeth Mendenhall
Elke Schwarz
Ellen Gutterman
Ellen Jenny Ravndal
Ellie Knott (London School of Economics)
Elodie Brun
Elvira Rosert
Emel Akcali
Emil Edenborg
Emily Hannah Merson
Emily Mitamura
Emily Paddon Rhoads
Emma Hutchison
Enze Han, SOAS
Eric Haney
Eric Hartman
Erickson Calata
Erika Forsberg, Uppsala University
Esta Tina Ottman
Eva Hilberg
Eve Bratman
Evelyn Pauls
Fabian Stroetges
Fabio Scarpello
Fariborz Zelli
Faye Fraser
Federica Caso
Felix Anderl
Felix Berenskoetter
Felix Roesch
Fernanda Alves
Filippo Dionigi
Fiona B. Adamson
Fiona Robinson
Francesco Ragazzi
Francisco Matos
Frank Biermann
Franz von Lucke
Franzisca Zanker
Franziska Müller, University of Kassel
Freya Irani
Gearoid Millar
George Karavas
George Kyris
George Lawson
Giorgio Shani
Gizem Sucuoglu
Gjovalin Macaj
Govinda Clayton
Gregor Hofmann
Gregorio Bettiza
Guilherme Alhadeff C. Engelender
Guillaume, Xavier
Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Halvard Leira
Hamoon Khelghat-Doost
Hanna Muehlenhoff
Hannes Baumann
Hannes Hansen-Magnusson
Hans-Martin Jaeger
Haris Malamidis, PhD candidate, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Harmonie Toros
Harriet Gray
Hasmet Uluorta
Hayley Stevenson
Heather Johnson
Heidi Riley
Heleen Touquet
Helen Berents
Helen M. Kinsella
Heloise Weber
Hendrik Huelss
Henning Tamm
Henri Myrttinen
Henrique Tavares Furtado
Henry Redwood
Higor Cunha
Himadeep Muppidi
Huss Banai, Indiana University-Bloomington
Hutchings Kimberly
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Ibrahim Halawi
Ida Danewid, London School of Economics
Ilan Kapoor
Ilan Zvi Baron
Ilaria Carrozza
Ilyas Saliba
Ingvild Bode
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Ira Bliatka
Isaac Kamola
Isabel Rocha de Siqueira
Isaline Bergamaschi
Jacinta O'Hagan
Jacqui True, Monash University
Jairus Grove, Treasurer, ISA Theory section
Jakob Skovgaard
Jakub Eberle
James Der Derian
James Hollway
James Mittelman
Jamie Gaskarth
Jan Bachmann
Jan Daniel
Jan Schulz
Jan Selby
Jan Wilkens
Jana Tabak
Janet Conway
Janina Dill
Jasmin Ramovic
Jasmine Dawson
Jasmine K. Gani
Jasmine Livingston
Jason Weidner
Javiera Barandiaran
Jean-Frédéric Morin
Jeanne W Simon
Jeff Bridoux
Jeff Heydon
Jeff Sherman
Jelelna Obradovic-Wochnik
Jemima Repo
Jennifer Clapp
Jenny Edkins
Jeppe Mulich, London School of Economics
Jeremy Menchik
Jeremy Moses
Jeremy Paltiel
Jeremy Youde
Jesse Salah Ovadia
Jessica de Oliveira
Jessica Evans
Jessica Peet
Joana Amaral
Joanne Yao
Joao Nunes
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Jochen Kleinschmidt, Universidad del Rosario
Joe Hoover, Queen Mary University of London
Joel Ng
Joel Quirk
Joel R. Pruce, University of Dayton
Johanna Leinius
Johanna Söderström
John Harvey Gamas
John Karlsrud
John Mikler
Jon Marco Church
Jonas Hagmann
Jonathan Fisher
Jonathan Joseph
Jonna Nyman, University of Sheffield
Jorg Kustermans
Jorge Lasmar
Jose A Guilhon Albuquerque
Joseph Haigh
Joseph MacKay
Joshua C. Gellers
Juan A. Mayoral
Juanita Elias
Julia Costa Lopez
Julia Hartviksen
Julia Ruppel
Julia Strasheim
Julia Welland
Julian Germann
Julian Gruin
Julian Junk
Juliann Emmons Allison
Julien Jeandesboz
Justin Rosenberg
Jutta Bakonyi
Kai Hebel
Kai Koddenbrock
Kamran Matin
Karen Smith
Katarina H.S. Birkedal
Kate Bedford
Kate Grantham
Katharina Glaab
Katharine A. M. Wright, University of Winchester
Katharine Millar
Katherine Allison
Kathleen P.J. Brennan
Kathryn Fisher
Katja Freistein
Keith Krause
Kelsey P. Norman
Kenneth McDonagh
Kerem Nisancioglu
Kerry Goettlich
Kevin C. Dunn
Kevin Funk
Kevin Gray
Kevin McSorley
Kevork Oskanian
Kilian Spandler
Kim Rygiel, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canadaterloo, Canada
Kiran Phull, London School of Economics
Kjersti Lohne
Konstantin Kilibarda
Korey Pasch
Kristen Hopewell
Kristin Haugevik
Kristina Hinds
Kristoffer Lidén
Kyle D. Catto
Kyle Grayson
L.H.M. Ling, Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Landon Hancock, Kent State University
Lara Montesinos Coleman
Larry George
Laura C. Mahrenbach
Laura Considine
Laura Macdonald
Laura McLeod
Laura Mills
Laura Sjoberg
Laura Wise
Lauren Wilcox
Laust Schouenborg
Lea Wisken
Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London
Lee Seymour
Lena Rethel
Lena Tan
Lesley Pruitt
Leticia Villeneuve
Lewis Turner
Liam Clegg
Liam Midzain-Gobin
Liliana Reis
Linda Ahall
Linda Monsees
Linus Hagström
Lisa Ann Richey
Lisa Strömbom
Lisa Tilley, Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Lisa Wnek
Lothar Brock
Louis Francis Monroy Santander, University of Birmingham
Louise Wise, Queen Mary University of London
Louiza Odysseos
Lucas P. Rezende
Lucas Van Milders
Lucian M. Ashworth
Lucy Ware McGuffey
Luis Lobo-Guerrero
Luke Glanville
Mónica Trujillo-López
Maïka Sondarjee
Míde Ní Shúilleabháin
Madeleine Fagan
Magnus Ryner
Maia Hallward
Maia Pal
Maissaa Almustafa
Maj Grasten
Manjana Milkoreit
Manuela Trindade Viana
Mara Pillinger
Marc Doucet
Marc Grinberg
Marcela López-Vallejo
Marco Krüger
Marco Vieira
Maren Hofius
Maria Adriana Deiana
Maria Eriksson Baaz
Maria Fotou
Maria Jose Mendez
Maria Rost Rublee, incoming chair, International Security Studies Section (ISSS), Monash University
Maria Stern
Mariana Caldas Pinto Ferreira
Marianne H. Marchand
Marie Thorsten
Marjaana Jauhola
Mark Edward Herlihy
Mark Laffey, SOAS
Mark Winward
Markus Gunneflo
Markus Lederer
Marsha Henry
Marta Bashovski
Marta Fernández
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals
Martin Heisler
Martin Weber
Martina Kopf
Mary Baker
Mary Farrell
Mary Hope Schwoebel
Mateja Peter
Matias Margulis
Matt Davies
Matthew D. Stephen
Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Matthew Hoffmann
Matthew Watson
Matthias Leese
Maura Conway
Maurice Stierl
Mauro J. Caraccioli
Maximilian Mayer
Maya Eichler
Medha
Meera Sabaratnam
Megan MacKenzie
Mehdi Zibaei
Mehmet Ozkan
Melanie Richter-Montpetit, University of Sheffield
Melissa Johnston
Melody Fonseca (CIEG-UNAM)
Merouan Mekouar
Meryem Marzouki
Michael Bloomfield
Michael McIntyre
Michael Spann
Michael Zürn
Michelle Lee Brown
Miguel Otero-Iglesias
Mikael Rask Madsen
Mike Slaven
Milla Vaha
Minda Holm, NUPI
Mira Sucharov
Miriam Bradley, IBEI, Spain
Mischa Hansel
Mitu Sengupta
Miwa Hirono
Moara Crivelente
Momin Rahman
Monica Herz
Moran M Mandelbaum, SPIRE, Keele University
Morten Ougaard
Morten S. Andersen
Muhammad Ashfaq
Mustapha Kamal Pasha
Nadine Godehardt
Naeem Inayatullah
Naomi Head
Narendran Kumarakulasingam
Natália Maria Félix de Souza
Natasha Saunders
Nawal Salam Mustafa
Neil Dooley
Neophytos Loizides
Nicholas Kiersey
Nick Bernards
Nicola Nymalm
Nicola Pratt
Nicolas Blarel (Leiden University)
Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
Nicole De Silva
Nicole Grove
Niklas K. Altermark
Nina Hall
Nina Perkowski
Nisha Shah
Nivi Manchanda
Nora Stappert
Nukhet A. Sandal
Olaf Corry
Or Raviv
Orla Ni Cheallachain, University College Dublin
Oula Kadhum
Oumar Ba
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Oybek Madiyev
Ozgur Ozdamar
Pablo de Orellana
Pamela McElwee
Patrice Wangen
Patricia Greve
Patricia Owens, University of Sussex
Patrick Thaddeus Jackson
Paul Gordon Kramer
Paul Kirby, University of Sussex
Paul Wapner
Paula Cruz
Paulo Esteves
Paulo Henrique Chamon
Penny Griffin
Pernilla Johansson
Peter Dauvergne
Peter J. Smith
Peter Nyers
Petr Ocelík
Philip Liste
Philip Schleifer
Philipp Olbrich
Philipp Schulz
Philippe M. Frowd
Piki Ish- Shalom
Pinar Bilgin
Pol Bargués-Pedreny
Polly Pallister-Wilkins
Quynh Pham
R. B. J. Walker
Rachmi Diyah Larasati
Rafael Bittencourt Rodrigues Lopes
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Rahul Rao
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Raslan Ibrahim
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Reem Ahmed
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Rens van Munster
Rex Troumbley
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Rianne Mahon
Richard Jackson
Richard Ned Lebow
Rick Rowden
Rick Saull, Queen Mary, University of London
Rikard Jalkebro
Ritu Mathur
Riva Gewarges
Robbie Shilliam
Robert Andolina
Robert Ulrich Nagel
Robert Vitalis
Robin Markwica
Robyn Linde
Rocco Bellanova
Rohan Kalyan
Roisin Read
Roland Bleiker
Ronan O'Callaghan University of Central Lancashire
Ronni Alexander
Rosalba Icaza
Rowan Lubbock
Ryan Kiggins
Ryan Phillips
Saara Särmä
Sabiha Allouche
Sabine Kurtenbach
Sahan Savas Karatasli
Saira Bano
Samantha Bradshaw
Samanthi Gunawardana
Samarjit Ghosh
Samid Suliman
Samuel Knafo
Sandra Whitworth
Sankaran Krishna
Sanna Strand
Sara Ababneh
Sara de Jong
Sara E Davies
Sarah Jamal
Sarah Martin
Sarah Naumes
Sarah Percy, University of Queensland
Sarah Phillips
Sarah Rich-Zendel
Sasha Breger Bush
Sassan Gholiagha
Scott AW Brown
Scott Hamilton
Sebastian Granda Henao
Sebastian Kaempf
Sebastian Knecht
Sebastian Schmidt
Selcan Kaynak
Sevket Ovali
Shahla Talebi
Shampa Biswas
Shannon Brincat
Sharain Sasheir Naylor
Sharifah Sekalala
Shayna Plaut
Sheila Nair
Shiera Malik
Shine Choi
Shogo Suzuki
Silja Bara Omarsdottir
Simon Frankel Pratt
Simon Granovsky-Larsen
Simon Hogue
Simon Mabon
Simon Rushton
Simon Taylor
Simona Sharoni, SUNY Plattsburgh
Simone Molin Friis
Simone Wisotzki
Siobhan Byrne
Sofia Stolk
Solveig Richter
Sophia Murphy
Srdjan Vucetic
Srinjoy Bose
Stefan Elbe
Stefanie Fishel
Stefanie Kappler
Stefanie Ortmann
Stefano Guzzini
Stellan Vinthagen
Stepan Wood
Stephan Davidshofer
Stephan Engelkamp
Stephan Scheel
Stephan Stetter
Stephanie Martel
Stephen Noakes
Stuart Shields
Susan Harris Rimmer
Susan T Jackson
Susanna Hast
Suvendrini Perera
Suzan Ilcan
Suzanne Hindmarch
Swati Parashar
Synne L. Dyvik
Tabatha Morgado
Tahseen Kazi
Taku Tamaki
Tamara Trownsell
Tani Sebro
Tanja Aalberts
Tanya B. Schwarz, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame
Taylor St John
Tazreena Sajjad
Teivo Teivainen
Teresa Almeida Cravo
Terese Thoni
Tereza Capelos
Terrell Carver
Thiago Gehre
Thomas Clément Mercier
Thomas Conzelmann
Thomas Davies
Thomas Diez
Thomas E. Doyle, II
Thomas Gregory
Thomas Moore
Thomas Richter
Thomas Tieku, King's@Western University
Tiina Vaittinen
Tim Aistrope
Timothy Seidel
Tina Managhan
Tine Hanrieder
Tobias Wille
Tom Chodor
Toni Haastrup
Tony Rivera
Travis Nelson
Ty Solomon
Una McGahern
V. Spike Peterson
Vicki Squire
Vickie Frater
Vinicius Tavares de Oliveira
Vivienne Jabri
Wendy Wong
Willem Maas
Xavier Mathieu
Xymena Kurowska
Yaroslava Marusyk
Yih-Jye Hwang
Yuna Han
Zakia Salime
Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat
Zeynep Gulsah Capan
Zeynep N. Kaya
Zinaida Miller
Zoe Vorsino
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