Are you a U.S. university professor? If so, please consider signing your name to our letter addressed to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. We are part of the international coalition nominating Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, whose doctors and nurses are fighting COVID19 all over the world, to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Our aim with this letter is to demonstrate widespread support for this effort among university faculty--one of the select categories of people eligible to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize. While this letter is for U.S.-based faculty members, there are many ways faculty outside the U.S. can also show support.

Acclaimed author Alice Walker writes that “[t]he selflessness, courage and solidarity of the Cuban doctors fighting COVID19 is unparalleled and deserving of the world’s most prestigious peace prize.” Professor Noam Chomsky has called the Henry Reeve Brigade the only example of “genuine internationalism during this coronavirus crisis.” And actor Danny Glover states, “In the midst of this global pandemic, Cuban doctors have provided inspiration to people around the world.” You can see more of the worldwide support and a petition signed by over 35,000 people here

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Thank you,

Adrienne Pine
Associate Professor of Anthropology
American University

Dan Kovalik
Professor of International Human Rights
University of Pittsburgh School of Law 

Marjorie Cohn
Professor of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Raquel Aldana
Professor of Law
University of California, Davis

Gerald Horne
Professor of History and African American Studies
University of Houston

Here is the text of the nomination:

To: Members of the Nobel Committee

Humanity is experiencing one of its greatest challenges with the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of this dramatic crisis, in which well over a million people have lost their lives, a group of Cuban health professionals has given us an extraordinary example of international solidarity, saving countless lives around the world.

The Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade was created in 2005 to aid victims of natural disasters and epidemics. In 2005, the Henry Reeve Brigade saved thousands of lives in Pakistan when that country was devastated by an earthquake. Its members have selflessly served in 46 nations. Since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic, 52 brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent have put their lives at risk to travel to 39 countries whose respective governments have requested their assistance, to cure the sick and help prevent contagion. As of October 2020, more than 3,700 Cuban healthcare professionals have participated in this effort, 61.2% of them women.

The Henry Reeve brigade has played a major role in recovery following natural disasters such as floods (e.g., in Guatemala, Bolivia, Belize, Mexico, El Salvador, Chile, Peru and Sierra Leone), earthquakes (e.g., in Pakistan, Indonesia, Peru, China, Chile, Nepal and Ecuador) and hurricanes (e.g., in Haiti, the Fiji Islands, Dominica, Mexico and Mozambique). The Contingent’s most critical missions have included the fight against Ebola in West Africa (2015); against cholera in Haiti (2010), where they treated more than 400,000 people; and in the earthquake recovery effort in Pakistan (2005), where they treated almost two million patients.

For this incomparable contribution to humanity in times of so much suffering, particularly during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we request that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigades.

  1. Abha Sur, Lecturer, Program in Women's & Gender Studies, MIT
  2. Alana Lee Glaser, Assistant professor, St Johns University
  3. Alastair Iles, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy & Social Change, UC Berkeley
  4. Alison Jaggar, Professor emerita, University of Colorado at Boulder
  5. Allan Fisher, City College of San Francisco Professor; Department of ESL (retired), City College of San Francisco
  6. Ana M Fisher, Professor of Child Development and Family Studies (retired), City College of San Francisco
  7. Anahi Viladrich, Professor, CUNY
  8. Andrej Grubačić, Professor of Anthropology, CIIS-SAN Francisco
  9. Angela Jenks Associate Professor of Teaching, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
  10. Ann Ferguson, Professor emerita of Philosophy and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  11. Anna Louise Penner, Associate Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston
  12. Audrey C Cooper, Associate Professor of International Development, Gallaudet University
  13. Barbara J Winslow, Professor Emerita Women's and Gender Studies, Brooklyn College CUNY
  14. Beena Ahmad, Adjunct Faculty, CUNY School of Law
  15. Bob Matorin, Professor of Communications, Middlesex Community College, Lowell & Bedford MA
  16. Bradley Monash, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
  17. Bruce Franklin, John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies Emeritus, Rutgers University
  18. Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, Research Fellow, University of Dayton Law School
  19. Carol Anne Spreen, Associate Professor of International Education, New York University
  20. Carolyn Eisenberg, Professor, Hofstra University
  21. Charisse Burden-Stelly, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, Carleton College
  22. Charles Derber, Professor of Sociology, Boston College
  23. Christa Salamandra, Professor of Anthropology, Lehman College, CUNY
  24. Christina Getrich, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park
  25. Christopher C. Baswell, Professor of English and Comparative Lit., Columbia University and Barnard College
  26. Claudia Kaiser-Lenoir Emerita Associate Professor of Spanish/Latin American Studies, Tufts University
  27. Claudio Moreira, Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  28. Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor of history, Stanford University
  29. Dan Kovalik Professor of International Human Rights, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  30. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Professor of Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  31. Davianna Pomaikai McGregor, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii - Manoa
  32. David Gullette, Professor Emeritus, Englah Simmons University
  33. David Schwartzma, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Howard University
  34. David Vine, Professor, American University
  35. Deborah Lyons, Associate Professor of Classics, Miami University
  36. Deborah Pacini, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Tufts University
  37. Deborah Weissman, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  38. Derek R. Ford, Assistant Professor of Education Studies, DePauw University
  39. Dianne Rocheleau-Malaret, Professor Emerita Geography/ Enviromental Studies, Clark University Worcester MA
  40. Dr. Luis Barrios, Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-City, University of New York
  41. Dvera I. Saxton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno
  42. Edgar L Torres, Department Chair, Latin American and Latinx Studies City, College of San Francisco
  43. Elena Cohen, Assistant Professor of Political Science City, University of New York
  44. Elisabeth Armstrong, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Smith College
  45. Elizabeth Ferry, Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
  46. Erin Siodmak, Adjunct assistant professor, City University of New York
  47. Eve Bratman, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
  48. Farhang Erfani, Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University
  49. Fatemeh Keshavarz, Professor and Director, University of Maryland, College Park
  50. Felix S. Kury, Emeritus Lecturer Program Director & Founder Clínica Martín-Baró, San Francisco State University
  51. Florencia San Martín, Assistant Professor of Art History, California State University, San Bernardino
  52. Foaad Khosmood, Forbes Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, California Polytechnic State University
  53. Fred Lonidier, Visual Arts Professor Emeritus , U.C. San Diego
  54. Frederick Mills, Professor of Philosophy, Bowie State University
  55. Gabriel Rockhill, Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University
  56. Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Environmental Policy, American University School of International Service
  57. Gerald Horne Moores, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Houston
  58. Gordon Fellman, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University
  59. Griselda Chapa, Assistant professor, gerontology York College, City University of NY
  60. Harjant Gill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Towson University
  61. Howard Ehrman, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
  62. Inés Hernández-Ávila, Professor, Native American Studies, University of California, Davis
  63. Inez , Professor Emerita of Cultures, Societies and Global Stuides, Northeastern University
  64. Irene Gendzier, Prof. emeritus, Boston University
  65. Ivette Perfecto, James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Michigan
  66. James Brennan ,Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
  67. James McFadden, Senior Fellow and Research Physicist, University of California, Berkeley
  68. James Robinson, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers
  69. James Quesada, Dept of Anthropology, San Francisco State University
  70. Jamil Dakwar,Adjunct Professor, Hunter College
  71. Jason Ferreira, Associate Professor, Race and Resistance Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
  72. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Professor, San Francisco State University
  73. Jennifer Wager, Associate Professor, Director of New Media Technology, Communications and Art programs, Essex County College
  74. Jeremy Varon, Professor of History, The New School
  75. Jerise Fogel, Adjunct Professor of Classics and Humanities, Montclair State University
  76. Joel Andreas, Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
  77. John F. Wardle, Professor of Astrophysics, Brandeis University
  78. John Tharakan, Professor of Engineering, Howard University
  79. John Vandermeer, Asa Gray Distinguished University Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
  80. John Womack Jr, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Emeritus Harvard University
  81. Jose Antonio Mazzotti, King Felipe VI of Spain Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization, Tufts University
  82. Josiah Rector, Assistant Professor of History, University of Houston
  83. Judith E Smith, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
  84. Kathleen McAfee, Professor of International Relations, San Francisco State University
  85. Kathryn Scarbrough, Adjunct Professor, Anatomy and Physiology, Middlesex County College
  86. Keith Miyake, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside
  87. Kelly Ray Knight, Associate Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences UCSF
  88. Kevin O'Neill, Associate Prof. of History, Boston College
  89. Kristen Treinen, Professor of Communication Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato
  90. Kristen C. Nelson, Professor of Forest Resources /Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
  91. Kyle Kajihiro , Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environment and Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii
  92. Kyrah Malika Daniels, Assistant Professor of Art History & Africana Studies, Boston College
  93. L. Kaifa Roland, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder
  94. Laura Finley, Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Barry University
  95. Laura Herlihy, Lecturer, University of Kansas
  96. Laurel Mei-Singh, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
  97. Laurence Senelick, Fletcher Professor Emeritus of Drama and Oratory, Tufts University
  98. Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Boston
  99. Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
  100. Leda Cooks, Professor of Communication, UMass Amherst
  101. Len von Morze, Associate Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston
  102. Leslie Simon , Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, City College of San Francisco
  103. Leslie Zebrowitz, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus Brandeis University
  104. Leticia Elena Pena, Professor Emeritus of Management, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  105. Leora Kava, Assistance Professor of Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies, San Francisco State University
  106. Linda Dittmar, Professor Emerita of English, University of Massachusetts--Boston
  107. Linda Liska Belgrave, Associate Professor, University of Miami
  108. Lisa Brock, Professor History , Kalamazoo College
  109. Lisa Linda Natividad, Professor, University of Guam
  110. Lloyd Schwartz, Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston
  111. Lois Rudnick, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
  112. Louis Daniel Segal, Lecturer in History, UCB, UCSC, UCD, Stanford, NPS, USF, CSUEB, San Jose State, Sonoma State
  113. Luis José Torres-Asencio, Adjunct Professor of Law Inter American, University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  114. Luis Zaman, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
  115. Lynette Cruz Kupuna, in Residence, Hawaii Pacific University
  116. M. Brinton Lykes, Professor; Co-Director Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Boston College
  117. Malek Abisaab, Associate Professor, McGill University
  118. Margaret M. Walsh, Senior Lecturer II. English, University of Massachusetts Boston
  119. Margaret MacDonald Power, Professor of History, Illinois Institute of Technology
  120. Maria Christian, Whittaker Professor Emeritus of Business Law Ohio State, University College of Business
  121. Maria Gutierrez de Jesus, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Instructor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  122. Marie A. Plasse, Professor of English, Merrimack College
  123. Marilyn Hacker, Professor Emrita, CUNY Graduate Center, City College of New York
  124. Marjorie Cohn, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
  125. Marc Becker, Professor of History, Truman State University
  126. Mark Ginsburg, Visiting Scholar, University of Maryland
  127. Marc Estrin, ex-Faculty member,. Goddard College
  128. Mark D Hunter, Distinguished University Professor of Ecology, University of Michigan
  129. Mark LeVine, Professor of History, UC Irvine
  130. Martha Caswell, Co-director, Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative, University of Vermont
  131. Mary Ann Hinsdale, Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College
  132. Mary Baine CAMPBELL, Professor Emerita, Brandeis University
  133. Mary Bassett, Professor, Harvard University
  134. Mary Nolan, Professor of History, NYU
  135. Matthew Frye Jacobson, Professor of American Studies and History, Yale University
  136. Matthew Miller, Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities, University of Maryland
  137. Maywa Montenegro, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
  138. Michael D. Knox, PhD Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
  139. Molly Anderson, William R Kenan Jr Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College
  140. Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  141. Nelson P Valdes, Full Professor, Sociology (Emeritus) Sociology Department, University of New Mexico
  142. Nick Estes, Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico
  143. Nils McCune, Research Associate, University of Vermont
  144. Patrick McQuillan, Associate Professor, Boston College
  145. Paul Buhle, Retired Senior Lecturer, American Studies Brown University
  146. Peter Phillips, Professor Poliyical Sociology, Sonoma State University
  147. Peter Rosset, Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of the Americas (CENSA)
  148. Peter Shaw Ashton, Professor emeritus, Harvard
  149. Piero Gleijeses, Professor of American Foreign Policy , Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)
  150. Polly E. Bugros, McLean Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  151. Priscilla Settee, Professor of indigenous studies, University of Sakatchewan
  152. Rachael Joan Stryker, Associate Professor of Human Development and Women's Studies, CSU East Bay
  153. Rachel Harding, Associate Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, University of Colorado Denver
  154. Raj Patel, Research Professor in Public Affairs, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  155. Ramon Grosfoguel, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
  156. Ramona Hernandez, Ph.D. Professor, The City College of New York, CUNY
  157. Ramsay Liem, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Boston College
  158. Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law, UC Davis
  159. Rebecca Olson, Associate Professor of English, Oregon State University
  160. Rick Baum, Political Science Instructor, City College of San Francisco
  161. Richa Nagar, Professor of the College & Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
  162. Rima Brusi, Distinguished Lecturer-Anthropology, CUNY - Lehman College
  163. Robert Buzzanco, Professor of History, University of Houston
  164. Robert Hanson, Professor-Emeritus, San Diego State University
  165. Roberto Monico, Lecturer of Race and Resistance, SFSU
  166. Robin Maria DeLugan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Merced
  167. Rodger Kent Scott, Ph.D., Retired Instructor, City College of San Francisco
  168. Roksana Bahramitash, Sociology, McGill
  169. Rose Brewer, Professor, University of Minnesota
  170. Rosemari Mealy JD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
  171. Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  172. Rush Rehm, Professor Theater and Classics, Stanford University
  173. Ryan Mann-Hamilton, Assistant Professor Anthropology, CUNY LaGuardia
  174. Sally Warner, Assistant Professor of Climate Science, Brandeis University
  175. Scott M. Stevens, Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Syracuse University
  176. Seung Hee Jeon, Visiting Associate Professor, Boston College
  177. Sharon Wrobel, Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Administration, University of Memphis
  178. Shawn Richard Schulenberg, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Marshall University
  179. Stacy Philpott, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
  180. Stefano Varese, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis
  181. Stephanie Shirilan, Associate Professor of English, Syracuse University
  182. Stephen Pfohl, Professor of Sociology, Boston College
  183. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco
  184. Steve Ellner, Professor Emeritus -Managing Associate Editor of "Latin American Perspectives" Latin American Perspectives-University of California-Riverside
  185. Steven Klees, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland
  186. Susan S. Lanser, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Emerita), Brandeis University
  187. Susan Shepler, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
  188. Susannah Heschel Eli M. Black, Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College
  189. Sut Jhally, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  190. Suzy Kim, Associate Professor of Korean History, Rutgers University
  191. T.M. Scruggs, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa
  192. Tamara L Lee, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers University
  193. Targol Mesbah, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies
  194. Tasneem A. Siddiqui, Assistant Professor of History, Winston Salem State University
  195. Tatiana Flores, Professor of Latino & Caribbean Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  196. Terrence Harewood, associate professor of education, University of Indianapolis
  197. Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield, Associate Professor of the Practice, Boston College
  198. Tom Hastings, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Portland State University
  199. Troy Shinbrot, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
  200. Van Gosse, Professor of History, Franklin & Marshall College
  201. Vicki Legion, Faculty and Program Director (emeritus), City College of San Francisco
  202. Victor Wallis, Professor of Political Science, Berklee College of Music
  203. Victoria D Sanford, Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York
  204. Walda Katz-Fishman, Professor of sociology (retired 2020), Howard University
  205. Wen Fan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston College
  206. Wilber Chaffee, Professor emeritis of political science, St; Mary's College of California
  207. Zayn Kassam, Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College