Statement on January 2017 Executive Order

As an international group of scholars and teachers with a mission to “advance scholarship and teaching within a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective,” the WHA condemns discriminatory actions and promotes evidence-based research, the integration of diverse histories, the free exchange of ideas, and education for the common good of the human community. We supported the statement issued by the American Historical Association on the January 2017 executive order, and will continue to work with the AHA and other scholarly societies on actions that support our mission. We encourage our members to provide historical context on current issues from a global perspective whenever the opportunity arises. All people are welcome to participate in events sponsored by the WHA, as we work to advance historical knowledge and prepare students and the public for an interdependent world.