The Regional Studies Association condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the enormous suffering caused to the people of Ukraine. We call on governments across the world to support efforts to stop the violence, to protect civilians and help refugees. We stand firmly with all those who oppose the war.
As a learned society, our charitable objectives are grounded in the promotion of research and education in regional studies. We therefore attach importance to trans-national scholarship, inter-cultural understanding, collaboration and cooperation. We seek to enhance and support the sharing of research-based scholarship and its contribution to global understandings in regional studies and science and their related fields.
We are deeply concerned about the suffering and harm experienced by our Ukrainian colleagues and all those affected by the conflict. We encourage members to contribute to humanitarian efforts to support the people of Ukraine in whichever way they can.
The Association’s Board are actively and urgently considering the measures that can be taken to support our colleagues in these difficult days.
As a learned society with many members in the Ukraine and other areas of Central and Eastern Europe we stand with all those who oppose the war against Ukraine.